The recent distributed denial-of-service attacks that affected some of the most popular web sites in America was remarkable not just for its scope (Reddit, Netflix, Twitter, and many other sites were brought down) but for its methodology. The ploy used malicious code to exploit millions of Internet-enabled cameras and DVR players, turning the "Internet of Things" into a conduit for online attacks.
Last week, TIME asked Tim Edgar (Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity program and Senior Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs) for his thoughts on this threat and even the possibility of hackers compromising future elections of public officials.
The full story is available here.
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