Some of the world’s biggest websites including Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Shopify are experiencing technical problems due to a reported DDOS attack.
According to Hacker News, a “Massive Dyn DNS outrage” has caused Twitter, Etsy, Github, SoundCloud and Spotify, among others, to go down.
Uh oh, we’re having some issues right now and investigating. We’ll keep you updated!
— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) October 21, 2016
A global event is affecting an upstream DNS provider. GitHub services may be intermittently available at this time.
— GitHub Status (@githubstatus) October 21, 2016
Other sites reportedly affected include Airbnb, Reddit and Vox Media. Users say they had a variety of issues, depending on their location, Tech Crunch reports.
DDoS stands for a ‘distributed denial-of-service’ attack where a machine or network source is made unavailable for users by overwhelming the targeted website’s traffic bandwidth.
Sites down this morning: Twitter, Tumblr, NYT, Reddit, PayPAl, WhatsApp, Daily News, CNN, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.
— Bruno (@NovusDeum) October 21, 2016
@buyvpnservice are you guys down due to the same outages of Twitter and Spotify as well? Can’t access PIA VPN via mobile.
— GD (@gbrldz) October 21, 2016
“Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th [sic]-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available,” said Dyn, one of the world’s biggest internet performance management companies, posted on its website.
The company said the attack is primarily affecting the “US East,” but engineers are looking to resolve the issue.
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Source: Word News