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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re a fan of Girl Scout cookies, you’ll soon be able to enjoy them in cereal form.

The Star Tribune reports General Mills is partnering with the Girl Scouts to create two cookie-flavored cereals: Thin Mints and Caramel Crunch, which appears to be inspired by Samoas.

The boxes of cereal will hit store shelves in January, according to the Minneapolis newspaper, and will only be available for a limited time.

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FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Working to repair its brand after a false account scandal over the past several weeks, Wells Fargo launched a television ad campaign on Monday complete with its historic horse-drawn wagons and pledges to address customer concerns.

The ads are the company’s latest effort to reassure the public after regulators said in early September that its employees had opened as many as two million credit and deposit accounts without clients’ knowledge or permission.

Evocative of the company’s brand, one 30-second ad opens with a slow-motion shot of horses pulling a carriage across a prairie — the iconic Wells Fargo wagon — while piano music plays.

A female narrator says, “Wells Fargo is making changes to make things right,” before listing the measures the company has taken to stem the damage from the scandal.

The television ads, which supplement a current digital and print campaign, began airing Monday night on ABC’s World News Tonight and competing newscasts at NBC and CBS, a bank spokesman, Mark Folk, told ABC News. The spots will also run on Sunday morning talk shows.

Folk declined to disclose the bank’s budget or planned length of time for its appeal to the public through TV ads.

The campaign comes about two weeks after embattled former CEO John Stumpf announced his retirement and the company’s board selected Tim Sloan to replace him.

Upon taking the mantle, Sloan said his “immediate and highest priority is to restore trust in Wells Fargo.”

Sloan appears to have his work cut out for him. In data released alongside its third-quarter earnings earlier this month, the bank revealed that September customer visits to branch bankers had fallen 10 percent compared to September 2015. They were also down 14 percent versus August of this year.

Perhaps more alarming for those at the top was the revelation that consumer checking account openings in September were down 30 percent versus the previous month and 25 percent year over year.

The company’s campaign to repair its image began earlier this month, Folk said, with digital and print advertisements running in local and national papers. Those ads are ongoing.

The introduction of the TV spots comes ahead of planned advertisements in Spanish-language media, including La Opinion, targeted to the Latino community in Los Angeles, on Oct. 27. TV spots with Spanish narration and titling on Telemundo and Univision are due to arrive on Oct. 31, Folk said.

Wells Fargo will also place ads in the World Journal starting on Oct. 27, and in the South Asian Times a day after.

Radio ads will begin on Oct. 31 on Radio One, a network of 55 stations in 16 markets across the U.S. that targets African American and urban listeners, according to the network’s website.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Fifteen years ago this month, then-President George W. Bush responded to 9/11 by publicly placing 22 top terrorists on an FBI most wanted list. In the decade and half since, more of the original list of fugitives have been killed than caught, while several remain on the run — including two senior al-Qaeda figures believed to now be in Syria and the current leader of the terrorist organization.

The now well-known FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list was created when Bush strode onto a stage at the FBI’s Washington headquarters on Oct. 10, 2001, and named 22 of the “most dangerous” people in the world. Many had a $5 million reward for information leading to their capture, and right at the top of the list was Osama bin Laden, worth $25 million.

“Everybody felt like, what are we doing, and what can we show people?” Thomas Pickard, who was then the FBI deputy director and was briefly its acting director, told ABC News.

He and other former senior FBI officials told ABC News that in the weeks after 9/11, officials were racing to investigate the attacks and prevent a follow-on strike and also were eager to show the American public that they were going to hold not just al-Qaeda accountable but also anyone who orchestrated acts of terrorism against U.S. citizens.

In addition to al-Qaeda members, fugitives among what Bush called “the first 22” included members of Hezbollah groups in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia wanted for attacks that killed Americans in 1985, 1996 and in 1998.

Support for Bush was high in October 2001, and the president — only nine months on the job — paused as he took to the lectern in a theater at FBI headquarters to a sustained round of applause from government officials gathered to hear his remarks, which were televised live. At his side were Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of State Colin Powell and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

“They must be found, they will be stopped, and they will be punished,” Bush said of the terrorists. “Eventually, no corner of the world will be dark enough to hide in.”

His statement has been as right as wrong.

Nine of the 22 whose faces appeared on flash cards given to reporters at the FBI that day have been killed in the last 15 years — at least four by American military airstrikes in Afghanistan or CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, according to the U.S. government. Five others were killed by other means, some still unknown.

Four have been captured. Two were nabbed by the CIA in Pakistan and remain in prison in Guantanamo Bay: 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ahmed “Foopie” Ghailani, an al-Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the bombings of two U.S. embassy bombings in 1998 in East Africa.

A third, Abu Anas al-Liby, was caught by Delta Force in Libya in 2013 but died last year of liver disease before he could face trial in New York. The fourth, a Saudi Hezbollah operative who allegedly helped al-Qaeda bomb the Khobar Towers barracks for U.S. Air Force personnel in Saudi Arabia in 1996, was reportedly caught last year, though the FBI still lists him as a fugitive.

The others — nine alleged terrorists — remain on the loose, including three men the U.S. government would desperately like to get its hands on.

Saif al-Adel is the more prominent of the two senior al-Qaeda members now believed to be in Syria with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front. The other is Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah. Al-Adel is a senior official on al-Qaeda’s military committee who the U.S. government says was deeply involved in the devastating August 1998 twin truck bombings of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed hundreds of people.

Both al-Adel and Abdullah were under house arrest in Iran for more than a decade after escaping the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan and were safe from America and its allies there. In Syria, however, they could finally face justice.

As the head of the FBI’s international terrorism operations section, Mike Rolince had a front-row seat for Bush’s 2001 announcement. While al-Qaeda leaders who relocated to Iran may have survived the 2000s, moving to Syria means they’re vulnerable to U.S. armed drones, which have been used for targeted killings of senior ISIS and al-Qaeda leaders in Syria, he said.

“If they’re in Syria, that’s probably a more fitting fate than a federal prison,” said Rolince, who has remained active in the intelligence community since retiring from the FBI.

“Saif Adel sits above the rebranded Nusra Front in al-Qaeda’s pecking order. He helps oversee al-Qaeda’s global operations, mainly its role in various insurgencies, especially Syria,” said Thomas Joscelyn, an expert on the group at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Al-Adel likely travels between Syria and southern Turkey, where the U.S. intelligence community has said al-Qaeda maintains a “node” plotting attacks against the West, Joscelyn said.

The top remaining fugitive Bush named 15 years ago is Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s longtime No. 2 and the current head of al-Qaeda. The intelligence community has at times said al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian, was hiding in Afghanistan and at other times said he most likely was hiding out in a teeming Pakistani city, likely protected by current or former agents of that country’s military intelligence service.

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, which administers cash payouts to tipsters, says the U.S. has shelled out $117 million since 2001 to 58 informants. But officials have never disclosed who received money because their personal security is guaranteed only by anonymity. None of the successful tip-driven cases it touts today by name involved al-Qaeda figures brought to justice.

Many other al-Qaeda leaders were known to the FBI in 2001 but not placed on its publicized list. Bush kept those on a sheet of paper in his Oval Office desk drawer, which he would pull out from time to time to scratch off the names of those killed in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.

Another 22 accused terrorists have been added since the 2001 FBI list, for a total of 44 Most Wanted Terrorists publicized to date. In addition to the nine now dead from the original group, nine others placed on the list after 2001 are known to have been killed by U.S. airstrikes, such as al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, or even by fellow jihadis, as was the case with American al-Shabab commander Omar Hammami of Daphne, Alabama, who was killed by other al-Shabab fighters in Somalia.

None of those added over the past 15 years have been captured alive.

“I don’t have a problem with that, with taking people out before they take your people out,” said Rolince, who led the hunt for many years.

The current FBI list includes fugitives from the Abu Nidal organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Abu Sayyaf and Jemaa al-Islamiyya — but none from ISIS, such as its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, despite the group’s notoriety as the greatest terrorist threat to American interests, according to the Obama administration.

Back in 2001, senior officials viewed the creation of a most wanted list specifically for terrorists to be part of America’s going to war against al-Qaeda and other terrorists and the FBI’s difficult transformation from a reactive agency investigating terrorism after it occurred to its new top priority of preventing attacks.

“It meant we were now on the front lines in the war and that we had to prevent terrorist incidents before laws were necessarily broken. A real game changer,” Rex Tomb, who ran the FBI’s fugitive publicity unit and was one of the architects of the Most Wanted Terrorists list, told ABC News.

Launching the program while the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, in that way, was as much a psychological statement to reassure a nation still rattled by the destruction in New York, Pennsylvania and in Washington, D.C. as much as it was a plea for the worldwide public’s assistance in finding al-Qaeda’s leadership in hiding, said the retired official.

“It served to reassure the American and, indeed, the Western public that our government was doing all in its power to protect citizens from those who were committed to their destruction and the disruption of Western societies,” said Tomb, who served 38 years at the bureau.

Joscelyn said the mixed results over the past 15 years are hard to assess, since most of those brought to justice were the result of worldwide intelligence operations.

“I don’t think it was a total waste of time, but it had only a limited impact,” he said.

The Original 22: The Dead

[The information on the individuals below is based on public remarks by government officials and terrorist groups, published reports and interviews with officials involved in tracking the fugitives.]

Osama bin Laden: Though bin Laden was blamed for 9/11 the day of the attacks, the FBI officially sought his indictment and pursuit in October 2001 for the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, which killed hundreds of people. U.S. Navy SEALs killed him during a 2011 raid in Pakistan.

Muhammed Atef: Also wanted for the embassy attacks, al-Qaeda’s military chief was killed in the U.S. onslaught in Afghanistan, in November 2001.

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed: A notorious leader of al-Qaeda in East Africa, Mohammed was gunned down at a police checkpoint in Somalia by transitional government troops in what was believed to have been an confrontation set up by members of the jihadi insurgent group al-Shabab, according to a report in The CTC Sentinel, published by West Point. Mohammed was wanted for his purported link to the 1998 embassy bombings.

Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil: Also wanted for the embassy attacks, Fadhil was killed in Afghanistan sometime after 9/11, which al-Qaeda confirmed years later, in 2013.

Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam: Msalam was alleged by the U.S. to have bought the vehicles packed with explosives that targeted the embassies in the 1998 bombings. In 2009, a CIA drone killed him in Pakistan’s tribal areas with a fellow most-wanted fugitive, his aide Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan.

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan: Also wanted for the embassy attacks, Swedan was killed in the 2009 CIA drone strike with Msalam.

Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali: Ali was reported killed in 2011 by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas, and his most-wanted poster was removed from the Rewards for Justice website. He too was wanted in connection to the embassy bombings.

Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwab: Atwab was killed in 2006 during military operations by Pakistani forces along the border with Afghanistan. Atwab was believed to be an al-Qaeda operative linked to the embassy bombings.

Imad Mugniyah: Mugniyah was wanted for the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, in which U.S. sailor Robert Stethem was tortured and murdered. Mugniyah, said to be a founder of Lebanese Hezbollah and in the top tier of the group’s leadership, was killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria, in 2008.

The Captured

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: Mohammed, known as KSM, was the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. He was officially wanted for an airline bomb plot in the Philippines in 1995.

Ahmed Ibrahim al-Mughassil: Wanted for the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which left 19 American airmen dead. It was al-Qaeda’s last collaboration with Saudi Hezbollah, in which al-Mughassil served as military commander. He was reported captured in 2015, but the FBI still lists him as a fugitive.

Ahmed Khlfan Ghailani: The diminutive Qaeda operative known as Foopie was nabbed in Pakistan in 2004 and tried in New York in 2011 for his connection to the 1998 embassy bombings. He is serving a life sentence at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

Anas al-Liby: Al-Liby evaded justice for 15 years after the embassy bombings in 1998, but eventually U.S. special forces caught up to him in the streets of Tripoli, Libya, in 2013. He was sent to the U.S. to stand trial but died in New York, reportedly of liver cancer, just days before the trial was scheduled to begin.

The Ones Who Got Away, So Far

Ayman al-Zawahiri: After bin Laden’s 2011 death, al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor once implicated in the conspiracy to assassinate Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, rose to become al-Qaeda’s top leader, where he has spoken out against ISIS while renewing the group’s threats to America. He is technically wanted for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings, for which he was indicted in the U.S.

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah: Also wanted for the embassy attacks, al-Zawahiri’s fellow Egyptian is said to be in the senior leadership of al-Qaeda. He was under house arrest in Iran for more than a decade until his release last year. He is suspected to be in Syria with al-Qaeda fighters there.

Saif al-Adel: A former colonel in the Egyptian military, al-Adel is believed also to have been under house arrest in Iran, until 2010 or 2013. This year he was reported to have been sent to Syria in his role as a senior member of al-Qaeda’s military committee. He is wanted for his purported role in the 1998 embassy bombings.

Hassan Izz al-Din: Al-Din, a purported Hezbollah member, is wanted for his alleged role in the hijacking of TWA 847. He remains sought by the FBI and is thought to reside in Lebanon, the bureau says.

Ali Atwa: Also wanted for TWA 847, this Hezbollah member also is thought to be in Lebanon.

Abdul Rahman Yasin: Yasin is wanted for his role in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. The Indiana-born bombmaker was interviewed by the FBI and then returned to Iraq, where he had lived and studied. After a 2002 media interview, he vanished and was never located by the U.S. after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Ali Saed bin Ali al-Hoorie: Al-Hoorie is believed to be a veteran of an unprecedented collaboration between Sunni al-Qaeda and Shiite Saudi Hezbollah. He’s on the run, indicted in Virginia for his alleged role in the Khobar Towers attack.

Ibrahim Salih Mohammed al-Yacoub: Also wanted for the Khobar Towers attack, al-Yacoub is considered a member of the outlaw pro-Iranian group Saudi Hezbollah.

Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed al-Nasser: Al-Nasser was also indicted for his alleged role in the Khobar Towers attack. He remains a fugitive, with past reports suggesting his presence in Iran.

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iStock/Thinkstock(QUEENSLAND, Australia) — Four people were killed in an accident at an Australian theme park after a raft turned over on its conveyor belt.

Witnesses described the chaos after a scene in which a malfunction threw two people from the raft, and trapped others underneath it.

Investigators are trying to understand what caused the raft to turn over.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke out Tuesday about the tragedy, calling it a “sad day.”

“This is a very sad day, and we trust there will be a thorough investigation into the causes of this accident over the days to follow,” Turnbull told reporters.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(WASHINGTON) — Owners of the top-selling pickup truck in the United States may be disappointed that it was among the poorest performers in a recent test of headlight effectiveness.

The number one seller, Ford’s F-150, received multiple “poor” ratings on both its halogen and LED headlights in the new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent nonprofit research and communications organization. The study looked at the effectiveness of the headlights in 11 different 2016 and 2017 models of pickups.

Only one pickup truck, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, earned a top rating of “good.”

Ford was quick to note that while the F-150’s headlights did not receive a positive rating in this study, the truck continues to get top ratings in safety overall.

“Safety continues to be one of the highest priorities in the design of our vehicles. In addition to being the only 2016 [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety] Top Safety Pick among full-size pickup trucks, F-150 has also earned the federal government’s highest 5-star overall safety rating,” Ford said in a statement to ABC News.

Pickup trucks are the latest focus of a larger study of headlight safety by the institute, which looked at the same feature in midsize cars and small sport utility vehicles earlier this year.

The institute “launched its headlight ratings after finding that government standards based on laboratory tests allow for huge variation in the amount of illumination headlights provide in on-road driving,” a press release from the organization said.

Federal regulations require a certain amount of light to be projected from the headlights, but there is no standard for how far the light must reach.

A senior research engineer for the highway safety group told ABC News that the findings of its headlight tests so far aren’t good.

“Unfortunately, the new results that we’re releasing [on pickup trucks] are consistent with results that we have been seeing” with other vehicles, the institute engineer, Matthew Brumbelow, said. “Across the board, we’re seeing very few headlights that have good or acceptable ratings.”

In its study of pickups, the group’s engineers measured how far light is projected from a vehicle’s low beams and high beams as the truck travels straight and on curves.

The amount of glare from low beams for oncoming drivers was also measured.

Among the 11 pickup models evaluated, there were 23 possible headlight combinations, including LED, high-intensity discharge, and halogen projectors and reflectors in both the low-beam and high-beam type. A vehicle’s high-beam assist was also taken into account.

Although most of the headlights evaluated were deemed unsatisfactory, there is some good news. Brumbelow said just changing how headlights are installed can improve their performance.

“Aiming [of the headlights] is important,” he told ABC News.

He said that already, in response to the institute’s earlier studies of headlights, “A lot of manufacturers have gone back to the factory to change that aim to get it where it needs to be.”

Regardless of a car’s headlight rating, the institute encourages drivers to use their high beams as often as possible when other drivers aren’t around.

Larger pickups in the study included the 2016 Ram 1500, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, the 2017 Nissan Titan, and the 2016 and 2017 models of the GMC Sierra, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra.

Smaller pickups evaluated included the 2016 models of the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier and the 2016 and 2017 versions of the Toyota Tacoma.

The top performer: Honda’s 2017 Ridgeline got the highest rating, thanks to its LED projector low beams, which provided “fair to good visibility on most approaches, with inadequate visibility only on the gradual left curve,” the report said. High-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches on high beams if no other vehicles are nearby, makes up for some of the deficiencies of the low beams, the report added. High-beam assist is on several of the models tested.

The catch? The only Ridgeline model with “good” headlights is also the most expensive version of the model. Buy a cheaper version without the bells and whistles, and the headlight rating falls to “poor.”

The Middle Ground:

The GMC Sierra is the only truck with a moderately positive rating of “acceptable” — but only on certain versions of the car. For some versions, the Sierra earned poor ratings — specifically, with its high-intensity discharge projector headlights. GM declined to comment about these results to ABC News.

Both Halogen and LED headlights available on the Nissan Titan earned a “marginal” rating.

GM, which makes the GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon, declined to comment on the report.

Nissan told ABC News in a statement that safety continues to be one of the highest priorities in the design of its vehicles.

“In the spirit of continuous improvement, Nissan evaluates all independent test results and will seek to use them to make product improvements wherever possible,” the company said.

Meanwhile, only the halogen reflector headlights on the Ram 1500 earned a “marginal” rating; the halogen projector headlights Ram 1500 headlights earned a “poor” rating.

Ram 1500 maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also released a statement to ABC News about the study’s findings, saying that the one test does not determine overall vehicle safety.

“This is a new test with specific benchmarks that don’t align with regulatory requirements. FCA US vehicles meet or exceed all applicable federal motor-vehicle safety standards,” the company statement said, adding that it will continue to evaluate the safety performance of its vehicles.

The Worst Performers:

All of the small pickup trucks evaluated by institute received poor ratings on headlights.

Additionally, the headlights of the 2016 and 2017 models of the Chevy Silverado, the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra all received poor ratings — something that some automakers were clearly not happy about.

“The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) periodically develops new, more specialized tests that go beyond federal requirements, which all Toyota vehicles meet,” Toyota released in a statement to ABC News.

“The Institute’s new vehicle headlight assessment is the latest such test. It sets a more stringent glare criteria than what is required by the federal standard,” Toyota continued. “We are evaluating the results for Toyota and Lexus models and will need to determine the appropriate aiming tolerance for each model’s headlight system in order to balance the test protocol’s criteria for down-the-road lighting performance and the amount of glare to drivers of oncoming vehicles.”

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Mazhar Chandio/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Militants stormed a police college in Quetta, Pakistan, on Monday in a deadly attack.

More than 20 were killed and over 65 injured, according to Balochistan provincial home minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti, who said the numbers were expected to rise.

Bugti said three terrorists attacked the police training center in southwest Pakistan, first shooting a guard in a watchtower before entering the building. Two of the terrorists died after detonating explosive vests and the third was killed by security forces, he said.

Pakistani troops took part in an operation to stop the attack that lasted about four hours, according to Major General Sher Afgan of the Frontier Corps, and 250 recruits were rescued.

No group had claimed responsibility for the attack as of Monday night.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your internet-linked baby monitor may be participating in a major cyber-attack, and you don’t even know it.

While experts have been warning for some time that the proliferation of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) — like web-connected baby monitors, cars, smart speakers, DVRs and even cars — posed a new threat in cyberspace, a major cyber-attack on Friday has given new impetus to calls to bolster the security of the devices, which are more popular than ever.

For several hours on Friday, a number of marquee internet brands, including Twitter, Reddit and Spotify, were rendered inaccessible by what security professionals believe is a newly emerging kind of cyber-attack that employs an army of infected home devices that can be used by cyber-criminals to launch attacks on the internet.

“Before Friday, there might have been a debate about whether or not IoT security is important,” Neil Daswani, Chief Information Security Officer at LifeLock, told ABC News Monday at a National Cyber Security Alliance conference that was dedicated to the issue.

“But after Friday, it’s pretty clear — we need to focus on IoT security now,” Daswani said.

Officials at Dyn, the company that came under attack at least twice on Friday, said that they believe cyber-criminals used malicious software called “Mirai” to attack the company’s servers, which were providing a service that helped consumers’ browsers connect to the popular sites.

Mirai, according to security experts, is used by cyber-criminals to infect devices with malicious code in order to build and control “botnets” — armies of infected devices, which can be instructed by the criminals to launch attacks on targets of their choosing.

Upon instruction, each device — which to the casual observer may appear to be working normally — begins sending seemingly innocuous requests to a target.

While each device’s request would otherwise be insignificant, when large botnets — made up of thousands or even millions of devices — begin making simultaneous requests, it can overwhelm the target in what is called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

Nick Weaver, a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at University of California, Berkeley, explained it with a metaphor.

“Suppose you’re a company with a bank of 50 phones, and somebody instructs 10,000 devices to all dial your phone number at the same time,” Weaver told ABC News. “It just overwhelms with traffic.”

While DDoS attacks are nothing new, the attacks on Friday mark the first time a headline-grabbing attack was perpetrated using botnets made up of internet-connected “things,” rather than computers.

Attacks like the one on Friday could just be the beginning, experts say.

Growing Threat

A report from market research firm Gartner at the end of 2015 forecast that 6.4 billion “connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016,” which marks a 30 percent jump from 2015. Looking ahead to 2020, the firm estimates there could be as many as 20.8 billion devices hooked up to the internet.

“You’ve got this whole new vector — whole new way of attacking,” Eric Hodge, director of consulting at IDT911, a cyber-security consulting firm, told ABC News at Monday’s conference. “You can use these devices that are almost completely unsecured … and turn those into something that can anonymously attack.”

Writing on his website on Oct. 1, respected cyber-security expert Brian Krebs reported that the code for Mirai had be released onto the web by a pseudo-anonymous hacker for anyone to use, “virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from any new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.”

With all of these unsecure devices hitting the market, the ability to launch new, larger attacks is showing up.

While the size of the data stream that was used in the attacks on Friday hasn’t been officially released, Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer for Akamai Technologies, told ABC News that “we’re in this new era of attacks where the terabit attack shows up.”

He explained that five or 10 years ago, professionals worried about “gigabit attacks.” Today, they worry about attacks that are one thousand times larger.

‘Market Failure’

But despite the threat, security experts seem to be pessimistic about the chances that anything will be fixed in the short term.

“I’m skeptical that [a solution] is going to arise organically,” Ellis said in a phone interview. “When you look at the economics of it, the people who pay the cost to get the IoT into service or into production — the manufacturer, the purchaser, and their internet service provider — that’s very different than those that pay the costs of weak security in IoT, which is the targets of these attacks.”

“This is a case of market failure,” said Weaver, the expert at U.C. Berkeley. “The economic incentives in the current market actually favors insecure devices.”

In other words, because those who buy and make the insecure devices (consumers and manufacturers) do not bear the costs of lax security (as the companies on Friday did), there are no direct incentives to bolster security in IoT devices.

“You can think of it kind of like any environmental disaster,” Andrew Lee, CEO of cyber-security firm ESET North America, told ABC News at Monday’s conference. “There’s a lot of other people affected by something that probably should have been secured in the first place. You can have this sort of collateral damage that’s happened.”

In an essay entitled The Democratization of Censorship, about how cyber-attacks could be used to silence speech, Krebs writes that to solve the problem of proliferating unsecure internet devices, “we probably need an industry security association, with published standards that all members adhere to and are audited against periodically.”

He pointed to the certification that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) gave electronic devices, and said that “wholesalers and retailers of these devices might then be encouraged to shift their focus toward buying and promoting connected devices which have this industry security association seal of approval.”

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Facebook/Laurent Azzopardi(VALLETTA, Malta) — The final moments of a small plane that crashed to the ground and exploded into a fireball in Malta has been captured on a dashcam video.

The footage, posted by Facebook user Laurent Azzopardi, shows the twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner falling from the sky shortly after taking off from Malta’s airport Monday morning.

“On my way to the work this morning – a very shocking experience, a plane crash,” Azzopardi wrote.

Five people were killed in the crash.

The French defense ministry said the victims — three defense ministry officials and two private contractors — had been conducting a surveillance operation. Malta’s government said the flight was part of a French Customs operation tracing routes of illicit trafficking from Libya, where the plane was headed.

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iStock/Thinkstock(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) — Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti, killing hundreds and leaving behind a trail of destruction, officials fear the nation could face a food crisis.

An estimated 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance following the hurricane on Oct. 4, according to a joint statement Monday by the government of Haiti, the Haitian National Coordination for Food Security, the U.N.’s World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Of those, nearly 800,000 are in “dire need of immediate food aid,” the statement said.

“There has been a massive loss of crops in some areas of Grand Anse [in the island nation’s southern peninsula] up to a 100-percent loss, just everything is gone,” Alexis Masciarelli, a World Food Program worker in Haiti told ABC News Monday. “What’s striking is that all the food trees are gone, a vast majority of them. The coconuts, the bananas, the mangoes.”

“Bananas usually grow back in about a year, but coconut and mangoes take years to come back,” he said.

Miguel Barreto, the World Food Program’s regional director said in a statement Monday, “Local products on the markets will soon be depleted and we need more funding in order to continue food distributions to help 800,000 people in need of food aid which is more than urgent,”

Three thousand metric tons of emergency food have been distributed to affected areas since Matthew, but it does not meet the country’s current need, Masciarelli told ABC News.

Of the 800,000 people in urgent need of food aid, “so far we have managed to distribute food assistance to 200,000 people,” he said.

The food program has had some difficulty getting food to areas hit especially hard by the hurricane, he said. “There have been attacks on conveys and very heavy rains over the last few weeks that led to very heavy floods.”

He added that the attacks on convoys have been rare and have been done by “desperate and hungry people,” he said.

Masciarelli said that during his first trip to the country’s southern peninsula following the hurricane, “you could just see people eating whatever they could find on the ground.”

In addition, many farmers in that region of the country have lost their tools, and so will not be able to plant during their traditional planting season in November, Masciarelli said.

“Before, this was an area where people were mostly self-sufficient,” he said.

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — The ex-wife of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday against the sandwich chain, claiming the company knew of Fogle’s “depravities and failed to act.”

Fogle’s ex-wife Katie McLaughlin said she filed the suit to seek unspecified damages and because she has “questions to which I have no other way to get answers.”

“What did Subway know and when did they know it?” she read from a statement Monday at a press conference. “What investigations, if any, did they conduct? Did they ever notify the authorities?”

Fogle, who worked with Subway from 2000 to 2015, is currently in federal prison after pleading guilty to in November of 2015 to charges of possessing child pornography and traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. He is serving 15 years.

McLaughlin said in a statement Monday, “When the FBI banged on my door on July 7th, 2015, I thought it was the worst day of my life. I had no idea that the nightmare was just beginning.”

She maintains that, had Subway warned her of Fogle’s propensities, she would have never married him. She said she learned the scope of his activities over the course of the investigation.

“Finding out that your husband and the father of your children is a child predator, and knowing that his job involved him visiting schools on a regular basis is devastating,” she said, adding, “to the victims of my ex-husband, you are never far from my thoughts and prayers.”

The complaint, filed in Indiana with the Hamilton County Superior Court, cites several instances where McLoughlin claims Subway was told of alleged wrong-doing by Fogle, dating back to four years before she met him, that she claims Subway failed to act upon. “Upon information and belief, Subway did not report any of the allegations to law enforcement,” the suit says.

“On at least three occasions during Jared’s tenure with Subway, Subway received reports regarding Jared’s sexual interest in and activity with children,” the lawsuit claims, “With two of those reports, Subway responded by sending a public relations employee to ask Jared about the allegations. With the third report, Subway admitted the complaint was ‘not properly escalated or acted upon.'”

McLaughlin, who is a former elementary school special ed teacher, claims that the company allowed Fogle to continue his work as a spokesperson, which brought him in contact with many children.

“Despite knowing of Jared’s sexual interest in children and the then-alleged sexual acts he committed with them, Subway continued to promote their star spokesman,” the suit says. “In particular, Subway launched multiple campaigns that required Jared to visit elementary schools around the country.”

McLaughlin said Subway also marketed Fogle as a “family man” and used McLaughlin and her children’s likenesses without her consent.

She is not currently receiving any compensation from the company or support for the former couple’s children, her attorneys told ABC News.

A Subway spokesperson said Monday, “As this is pending legal action, we cannot provide comment.”

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