Briton who knocked Liberia offline with cyber attack jailed https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46840461 Clip from the middle of the article: "The weapon, known as "Mirai #14" worked by secretly hijacking a vast number of Chinese-made Dahua webcams, which are used for security in homes and businesses around the world. He identified that the cheap cameras and other similar equipment had a security flaw - and he exploited that to take over the devices without owners knowing. That meant he could turn them into what amounted to a "zombie" cyber army to attack his target." Sorry if this is old news. I serves as a good reminder of the issue for me.