Oct 222016

The operations of several famed Internet websites, including Twitter, Spotify, CNN and Reddit were disrupted in the United States on Friday following a cyber attack that targeted Dyn DNS, an Internet performance management company.

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DDoS attack on Dyn disrupted Internet services

The “Distributed Denial-of-Service” (DDoS) attack, which is usually used to flood the bandwidth/resources of Internet hosting servers, took place at around 11:10 GMT and affected mainly the eastern coast of the US, according to a statement made by Dyn.

Sites like Airbnb, Box, Boston Globe, New York Times, Github, Reddit, Heroku, FreshBooks, Netflix, Etsy, Time Warner Cable, AT & T, SoundCloud, Amazon, Verizon, Skype, Quora, ESPN, Walmart are just a few of those affected.

As of 13:10 GMT, all Dyn’s Internet services resumed their normal operation and became available to users. According to TechCrunch, the source of the hack attack was also pinpointed in eastern US.

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Update: …there have been apparently three waves of attack so far. The first was around 9 am, then around noon, and the third wave started around 5 pm (EST). The West coast was also affected heavily.



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