How was the Internet of Things able to take down the Internet with a DDoS?

On October 21st, a large number of websites, including some of the biggest names, were knocked off the Internet by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack occurs when thousands to millions of devices send traffic to a target, completely overloading its servers or Internet connection. The recent attack targeted a company called DYN, a
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