Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best-known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, and Spotify among other websites. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.

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