Infected IoT devices turned into botnets, at least some controlled by Mirai, were used in multiple DDoS attacks against New Hampshire-based internet infrastructure company Dyn. The attacks against Dyn DNS were similar to some thugs shredding an internet address book, since addresses of thousands of websites couldn't be looked up and users couldn't be connected to the right servers. By the third wave of attacks, users across the globe had been affected by the massive disruptions.

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