Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and others hit by cyber attack

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by Lisa, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    At least two successive waves of online attacks blocked multiple major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for many users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr and Reddit.

    The first attacks appear to have begun around 7:10 am Friday, then resolved towards 9:30 am, but then a fresh wave began.

    The cause was a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Internet performance company Dyn that blocked user access to many popular sites standstill.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...-east-coast-netflix-spotify-twitter/92507806/
     
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  2. pierce

    pierce Habitué

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    thats not good.

    Sidenote: stopped using dyndns because they were so expensive!
     
  3. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    I don't know if it's related but I'm currently unable to access Netflix properly in the UK. I can connect to the site but there appears to be no style sheets being served.
     
  4. pierce

    pierce Habitué

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    seems to be ok right now from ireland :)
     
  5. H-DB

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    The CDN folks at addthis.com were down during this attack period. Was it because of this issue? Not sure.
     
  6. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo TAZ Administrator

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    quite possibly
     
  7. Joeychgo

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