(Bloomberg) -- Vulnerable internet-connected devices such as cameras and digital video recorders may be to blame for the attack that took down some of the world’s most popular websites on Friday.

Malware that targets the “internet of things,” a new breed of small gadgets that are connected to the internet, may have powered the global attack, according to Brian Krebs, a well-known journalist covering computer security. Poorly secured devices may have been compromised and turned into a “botnet” that powered the attack, he wrote.

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