“It’s a very smart attack. We start to mitigate, they react. It keeps on happening every time. We’re learning though,” said Kyle York, Dyn’s chief strategy. Even unskilled hackers could use Mirai, an easy-to-use program, to produce a such effect in this case. Dyn iwasgetting “tens of millions” of messages from around the globe sent by seemingly harmless but Internet-connected devices, even a CCTV camera or a thermostat.. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Department of Homeland Security was “monitoring the situation” but that “at this point I don’t have any information about who may be responsible for this malicious activity.” Previously, a few weeks agp. Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist, wrote about hackers probing the internet for points of weakness in an attempt to have the ability to take the entire net offline.