If The Internet Seems Like Shit Today’s It’s Because Of A MASSIVE DDoS Attack — Here’s What We Know

By 10.21.16

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If you’ve tried to visit Twitter throughout the day you might’ve found that at times the social network wasn’t working. The same goes for Reddit, Yelp, the New York Times, PayPal, FOX News, Business Insider, and a shit ton of other sites across the Internet. This is because of a MASSIVE coordinated attack, and here’s what we know so far.

Our sister site Uproxx reports that there’s currently a DDoS attack (Denial of Service) targeting Dyn, one of the world’s largest DNS providers (DNS = contact list of the Internet). They’ve been sending out updates on their website, but here’s what it looks like thus far, along with an outage map of the affected areas:

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This is just a short list of sites that have been taken down so far today because of this DDoS attack:

OpenTable
Basecamp
Business Insider
CNN
Github
Imgur
PayPal
Pinterest
Recode
Playstation Network
Spotify
Storify
The Verge
Twillo
Twitter
Wired.com
Yelp
Zendesk
Eventbrite
Netflix
NHL
Fox News
Disqus
Soundcloud
NYT
Weather.com

These websites all appear to be crashing throughout the day, coming up to full service then tumbling back to nothingness again. For someone like myself who spends all day on Twitter sending out tweets to readers this has become a MASSIVE pain in my ass, but I guess it could be worse. BroBible doesn’t host with Dyn so we aren’t affected by this enormous DDoS attack on Dyn.

For more information on this coordinated attack across the Internet you can CLICK HERE to head on over to Uproxx.

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