Taking amazon offline
Reuters reported in November a large scale DDoS attack against Dyn which took large sites such as Salesforce, Reddit and Amazon offline.
This is important to pay attention to because the computers that were doing the attacking were all infected computers, printers and “Internet of Things” devices that were unprotected or unmanaged.Even if you are not directly targeted by a DDoS attack, your machines are targets for use in the BotNets that do the dirty work.
This is yet another reason it is important to have managed and protected computers. If you think no one wants to hack your small business 1) they do and they are going to try and 2) once you’re compromised, your computer system will be used to attack other large companies.