“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.”
Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing. We ask supporters to stop taking down the US internet. You proved your point. pic.twitter.com/XVch196xyL
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 21, 2016
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MacDailyNews Take: Have you had any issues? If so, are you located east coast of the U.S.?