Following Mirai Botnet Attack, Experts warn Congress: Regulate cybersecurity

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With Internet of Things emerging as new component of the wired life, security experts recommend that cyber security be mandated to mitigate emerging new threat vector

The hearing, held Wednesday by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, examined how millions of infected internet-connected devices took down parts of the internet on October 21. This kind of internet superweapon -- essentially an army of 1.5 million infected gadgets -- could be aimed at hospitals or critical government agencies.

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