Dyn.com DDoS Attack
2016-10-21 - "Dyn.com, a popular dynmic DNS provider and provider of commercial managed DNS services is currently experiencing a massive DDoS attack. As a result, many sites that are using Dyn.com's services are experiencing issues. Affected are not just home/hobby sites that traditionally use dynamic DNS services, but also large "name brand" sites that use Dyn.com's managed DNS service. For example Twitter, Spotify, Etsry, Github and others (domains hosted by Dyn.com often use *.dynect.net name servers). You can find status updates from Dyn.com..."
DDoS Attack Against Dyn Managed DNS
Incident Report for Dyn, Inc. - Resolved / This incident has been resolved.
Posted about 14 hours ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 22:17 UTC
Update: Our engineers continue to investigate and mitigate several attacks aimed against the Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure.
Posted about 14 hours ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 22:00 UTC ...
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
Oct 21, 2016 | 9:31pm EDT - "Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe... Friday's outages were intermittent and varied by geography. Users complained they could not reach dozens of internet destinations including Mashable, CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Yelp and some businesses hosted by Amazon.com Inc. Dyn said attacks were coming from millions of internet addresses, making it one of the largest attacks ever seen. Security experts said it was an especially potent type of distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, in which attackers flood the targets with so much junk traffic that they freeze up... Attacking a large domain name service provider like Dyn can create massive disruptions because such firms are responsible for forwarding large volumes of internet traffic. Dyn said it had resolved one morning attack, which disrupted operations for about two hours, but disclosed a second a few hours later that was causing further disruptions. By Friday evening it was fighting a third. Amazon's web services division, one of the world's biggest cloud computing companies, reported that the issue temporarily affected users in Western Europe. Twitter and some news sites could not be accessed by some users in London late on Friday evening..."
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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 25 October 2016 - 11:36 AM.