Internet outage: A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havoc online

“A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against DynDNS is causing havoc online, with many major websites reportedly unavailable,” Matthew Hughes reports for TNW. “According to Dyn DNS, the attack started at 11:10 UTC, and it targeted its managed DNS service.”

“Many sites and services use DynDNS as their upstream DNS provider, including Github, Twitter, SaneBox, Reddit, AirBnB, and Heroku,” Hughes reports. “All of these are reportedly experiencing outages and downtime, either partially or totally.”

“This outage is mostly affecting users in the east coast of the US,” Hughes reports. “It’s not immediately obvious who is behind this DDoS attack. However, the fact that the attackers were able to disrupt the DNS provider used by some of the most popular websites tells a lot about their abilities.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Have you had any issues? If so, are you located east coast of the U.S.?

47 Comments

  1. Fortunately not down here in my area The Banana Republic of South Florida. What a nightmare this must be. It makes me shudder thinking about these bad guys and what they’re capable of doing.

    1. And some goob tried to convince me today that Clinton just requested Russians “monitor” the U.S. polling booths.

      It seems like the Trumplicans have conveniently forgotten that America and Russia were at war for 50 years, that Russia recently invaded the sovereign nation known as Ukraine, and Russia just harmed our partners in Syria. Oh, what did I see today? Russia just sent some war ships into the Mediterranean. With friends like these who needs enemies?

  2. I wonder… if you were sitting on the beach at Pearl Harbor would you have ignored the evidence right before your eyes that Japan was attacking? All the qualified experts agree on the evidence of repeated attacks on the United States by hostile foreign powers—real attacks with expensive real-world consequences. No, denial is not just a river in Egypt.

            1. I read on the internet that Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and Franklin edited it; in so doing he changed “We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable,” to “We hold these truths to be self-evident.” The former is an expression of faith; the latter an expression of rationality. Either way, the document is a strong moral compass for our people and should be studied by every generation of schoolchildren; and studied anew by every presidential candidate.

            2. Almost to a man, the founding fathers insisted on a strong, founding principle of self-determination, radically different from the rest of the world’s worrisome dependence on this or that religion, ruling class, or any other form of subservience other than to their own community. They baked that protection into the Constitution, where it does battle to this very day.

          1. Incredible arrogance! The downvores are for *you* botty, and you numerous attempts on this forum to inject polititard comments into Mac discussions.

            MDN may live your clickbait posts, but most of the forum participants loathe you.

            Has it gone this far? Botty would rather support Russia than his own country?

          1. One way in which the internet works is to decentralise news networks, so that tribal semaphore systems can take root and thrive, creating self-reinforcing echo chambers exploiting kludges in the human brain, using psychological shaped charges.

          2. Typical liberal ignoramus you are. Where do you live? under a rock? Oh I see you only read the typical liberal crap. Just search ‘Obama cedes DNS control’ and feast on dozens upon dozens of articles on that one subject …so who is the idiot now?

  3. This just in. . .The company in charge of security is Microsoft…
    When asked about the security holes, Microsoft’s media representative said, “I like our strategy; I like it a lot!”

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