Friday, October 21, 2016

Major New Web Attacks Across East Coast

Internet traffic firm Dyn is warning of new web attack after earlier DDoS attack which had widespread impact.

This is a developing story, return to this post for updates.


Internet traffic company Dyn on Friday warned of another cyber attack after earlier in the day websites and services across the East Coast were shut down.

"We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name System) infrastructure. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue," Dyn said on its website at 11:52 a.m....

Many prominent websites including Amazon, Twitter, Spotify and were shut down for two hours Friday morning by an earlier denial of service attack.

Dyn said the earlier attack started at 7:10 a.m. It affected Dyn's Managed DNS infrastructure, which is the system that directs users to the correct webpage.


 Among others hit by today's DoS attack: The New York Times, PayPal; Verizon, Comcast, Pinterest, reddit, Etsy, and Tumblr.

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