Do You Know Half of The Internet Was Down Yesterday? Here's Why!
Do You Know Half of The Internet Was Down Yesterday? Here's Why!

Servers of Dyn, a major DNS host had experienced a massive DDoS attack. As a result, popular websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit etc. had to face downtime.

Do You Know Half of The Internet Was Down Yesterday? Here’s Why!

There were lot’s of hacking stuff going on the Internet, we have seen nuclear power plant are also not safe anymore fromg hackers. Following this, now half of the internet is down now and this was also because of the hacking attempt.

Web technology provider Dynamic Network Services Inc., also known as Dyn is experiencing a massive DDoS (Distributed denial of service) attack. Because of which many popular sites like Twitter, Spotify etc. are facing a downtime or users are struggling with various kinds of troubles.

Internet services were disrupted for many parts in the Eastern and Mid-West United States on Friday. According to the status page of Dyn DNS, they started monitoring and mitigating a DDos attack against Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure at 11:10 UTC on October 21st

Dyn Status said “Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21st-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. “

If we leave behind Twitter, Spotify the other big names experiencing the effect of Major DDoS attacks were Reddit, Airbnb, Esty, Box, GitHub etc. These sites were also affected and many users were unable to use the services. Some European users also reported that the website is unavailable to them.

Dyn DNS also faced the second wave of DDoS attack, in which they mentioned: “Our engineers continue to investigate and mitigate several attacks aimed against the Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure.”

However, the good news is the incident has been resolved from the Dyn engineers as they have stated in the Dyn Status web page “This incident has been resolved.” . If you want to know more about it just visit Dyn Status Webpage.



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