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Cyber attack takes down East Coast Netflix, Spotify, Twitter
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If you live on the East Coast and had trouble accessing Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon or Reddit Friday morning, you were not alone. A large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Internet performance company Dyn brought many popular ...
Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from workingThe Independent
Widespread internet outages as cyber attack hits web serversTelegraph.co.uk
Twitter, Spotify and Reddit are among major sites taken OFFLINE in massive shock cyber attackDaily Mail
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Cyber attack takes down East Coast Netflix, Spotify, Twitter

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you live on the East Coast and had trouble accessing Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon or Reddit Friday morning, you were not alone. A large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Internet performance company Dyn brought many popular ...

When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

The Atlantic - ‎52 minutes ago‎
For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according ...

People Had a Total Meltdown Over the Internet Outage

TIME - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Internet users collectively lost it when they reported widespread problems across some popular sites on Friday morning. The outage, mainly affecting the northeast U.S., seems to have been brought on by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on ...

Why sites like Twitter and Spotify were down for East Coast users this morning

Los Angeles Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A massive cyberattack barred East Coast users from visiting Twitter, SoundCloud and other sites Friday morning by targeting a firm responsible for routing Web traffic their way. Dyn, a New Hampshire Internet services company, reported the attack around ...

Cyberattack Knocks Out Access to Websites

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several websites including Twitter and Tumblr were unreachable during an extended period for many internet users Friday following an online attack. Web technology provider Dyn said its domain name system, or DNS, service was subject to a massive ...

What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

Gizmodo - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Today, half of America's internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It's still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event ...

Cyber attack disrupts Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify service

Fox News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The Internet services company Dyn was hit by a cyber attack Friday, disrupting web traffic on the east coast of the United States, the company reported on its website. A slew of major sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected by what was ...

Major internet problems reported after cyberattack

Mashable - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on a major internet management company. On Friday morning, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack that ...

A denial-of-service attack shut down major websites across the internet

The Verge - ‎2 hours ago‎
A denial-of-service attack shut down major websites across the internet this morning, as DNS service company Dyn was hit by an apparently targeted strike. The affected websites included Twitter, Spotify, and Vox Media (parent company of The Verge).

Sites like Twitter, Reddit and Spotify crash Friday morning

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Web users on the East Coast attempting to read the news, check their social media feeds or listen to music found that major sites like Twitter, Reddit and Spotify had crashed for at least a couple of frustrating hours. The widespread glitch appears to ...

Why Twitter, Spotify and other major services were down Friday morning

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users. The attack targeted Dyn, a company that helps people connect to websites ...

Mass Internet hack the butt of Black Mirror viral marketing jokes

Entertainment Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
Due to a cyber attack on a major domain name host called Dyn, a large cluster of websites – including Netflix, Twitter, Reddit, and Spotfy – were temporarily offline Friday morning. To many social media jesters, it all felt like a Black Mirror-induced ...

Internet outage swoops in and out of the US this morning

CNET - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The impact of the outage early in the Friday workday. Screenshot by Ashlee Clark Thompson/CNET. For many people in the eastern half of the US, it was time either to step away from the computer or to go a little crazy trying to figure out which portions ...

Daughters tell deputies they 'panicked,'

WHIO - ‎1 hour ago‎
The daughters of a Lake County, Florida, man said they buried their father in the yard of a Eustis home after they “panicked” when they found him dead. An anonymous tip led deputies to the heavily decomposed body on Parkcrest Drive last month. Since ...

Massive Cyberattack Knocks Out Major East Coast Websites

NBCNews.com - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The internet was dealt a crippling blow Friday morning as major websites, including Twitter, Spotify and Reddit were inaccessible. Major websites and services across the East Coast were shut down for two hours Friday morning by the attack. The culprit ...

Twitter and Much of The Internet Suffered a Meltdown on Friday

Fortune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Popular sites were laid low by a domain snafu. That awful feeling when you can't get your Twitter fix was back early Friday morning eastern time for many users. Twitter users reported getting a DNS error message (see below). But the DNS snafu was much ...

Massive web attack briefly knocks out top sites

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by a web attack. All the firms are customers of a company called Dyn which they use to help users find their sites online. DynDNS has been swamped with data in what is ...

Web attack takes down major websites on East Coast

The Hill - ‎37 minutes ago‎
A massive distributed denial of service attack slowed major websites to a crawl Friday morning. ADVERTISEMENT. DynDNS, a tool that helps helps users access websites via simple domain names like Google.com instead of by their IP addresses, suffered ...

Internet Service Restored in Eastern U.S. After Web-Hosting Hack

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
Problems experienced by Internet users across the Eastern U.S. appear to have eased, with most sites back online after web-hosting services were invaded by hackers. Dyn Inc., a significant Domain Name Server that facilitates the loading of web pages ...

Many sites including Twitter, Shopify and Spotify suffering outage

TechCrunch - ‎3 hours ago‎
UPDATE: As of 9:36 AM ET, Dyn says it has restored its DNS services to normal operation. A number of popular sites and services are down right now for many users, including Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Shopify. The cause appears to be a sweeping ...

This Is Probably Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

Gizmodo - ‎2 hours ago‎
Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It's probably ...

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit are among major sites taken OFFLINE in massive shock cyber attack

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Major internet services, including Twitter and Spotify, suffered outages today as a US internet provider came under cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn said that it had suffered a denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name service ...

Twitter, Spotify and others suffer disruption after cyber attack

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some major internet companies suffered service disruptions on Friday due to what internet infrastructure provider Dyn said was a cyber attack that affected some sites, mainly for users on the US east coast. Some US internet users had trouble accessing ...

Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Much of the internet appears to be broken. And it's all because of one cyber attack. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has taken down systems run by Dyn, Inc, one of the largest providers of internet services in the world. And as a result ...

Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and more affected by massive DDoS attack this morning

TechnoBuffalo - ‎2 hours ago‎
A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been aimed at a large DNS provider, knocking several of the internet's most popular services offline this morning. According to Gizmodo, Spotify, Reddit and Twitter have been affected, though ...

Attack on Dyn DNS service knocked Twitter, Spotify and SoundCloud offline

Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
A MAJOR distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack took place earlier affecting a number of global websites including Spotify and Twitter. It seems that the hackers went straight to the source, making DNS provider Dyn their target. Other sites said to ...

DDoS Attack Knocks Twitter, Spotify, Others Offline

PC Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
A number of popular websites were knocked offline or experienced outages this morning after a DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn. According to Hacker News, Twitter, Etsy, GitHub, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Shopify, among other services, were unavailable to ...

Massive Denial of Service Attack Brought Down Twitter, Reddit, Other Major Websites on East Coast

Heat Street - ‎1 hour ago‎
A major denial of service attack occurred this morning against a major U.S. DNS provider, DynDNS, temporarily bringing down websites like Twitter and Reddit. According to Dyn, the attack began at 7:10 EST, and it took until 9:45 for services to return ...

Dyn DDoS attack: Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, GitHub and more knocked offline

International Business Times UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
A distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattack targeted towards the servers of major DNS provider Dyn has reportedly left a slew of websites – including Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and – offline for web users in the US. DNS, or Domain Name Servers ...

Major DDoS attack cripples Spotify, Github, Twitter in US

IT PRO - ‎1 hour ago‎
A DDoS attack pulled down Github, Reddit, Twitter, Spotify and other major sites across the US east coast today. The attack, which targeted servers belonging to DNS provider Dyn, also hit customers such as Etsy, Soundcloud, Heroku and Shopify ...

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Asked if the UK was carrying out cyberattacks in the campaign to retake the northern Iraqi city, Sir Michael said: "I'm not going into operational specifics, but yes, you know we are conducting military operations against Daesh as part of the ...
GCHQ in cyber attacks against IsilThe New Indian Express
UK Defense secretary: Our military is hacking Islamic StateU.S. News & World Report

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