Here's a map of outages as of 9:20 a.m. ET, via Level3
Wall Street Journal: Denial of Service Web Attack Affects Amazon, Twitter, Others
Such attacks can knock sites offline by flooding them with junk data, blocking the way for legitimate users
Several websites including Twitter and Tumblr were unreachable for many internet users Friday morning following an online attack.
Web technology provider Dyn said its domain name system, or DNS, service was subject to a massive distributed denial of service attack. Denial of service attacks can knock websites offline by flooding them with junk data, blocking the way for legitimate users. Dyn’s DNS services are a key part of the digital supply chain that allow web addresses—Twitter.com for instance—to take users to the infrastructure that hosts them.
“We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure” beginning at 7:10 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, the Web service said on its status website. “Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time.”
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More News On A Massive Cyber Attack On Major Web Sites Being Reported This Morning
Twitter and Much of The Internet Suffered a Meltdown on Friday -- Fortune
A major problem with the internet is preventing some websites from loading -- Business Insider
Internet Service Disrupted in Large Parts of Eastern U.S. -- Bloomberg
This Is Probably Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today [Updating] -- Gizmodo
Here’s What’s Wrong With the Internet This Morning -- Time
Spotify, Twitter among major sites to suffer outages due to cyber-attack -- RT