Early this morning, Dyn (the company that manages website domains and routes internet traffic) started experiencing some trouble keeping sites up. The company said that they experienced a DDoS attack, which attempts to flood servers with so much traffic that they cannot maintain normal site function. The first attack began at 7 A.M. ET, and the company thought that they had it under control by 9:30 A.M.

imagesHowever, three hours later a second attack surged, and it knocked down many popular and well trafficked sites. Websites like Twitter, Pinterest, and Netflix have all been made unaccessible through this attack. No group has claimed responsibility for this attack yet, but a U.S. government official has said that it is being
looked into.

 

A tech blog named Gizmodo has created a list of sites attacked based on feedback from their readers:

  • ActBlue
  • Basecamp
  • Big cartel
  • Box
  • Business Insider
  • CNN
  • Cleveland.com
  • Esty
  • Github
  • Grubhub
  • Guardian.co.uk
  • HBO Now

    Infographic from BleepingComputer.com explaining DDoS attacks.
    Infographic from BleepingComputer.com explaining DDoS attacks.
  • Iheart.com (iHeartRadio)
  • Imgur
  • Intercom
  • Intercom.com
  • Netflix
  • Okta
  • PayPal
  • People.com
  • Pinterest
  • Playstation Network
  • Recode
  • Reddit
  • Spotify
  • Squarespace Customer Sites
  • Starbucks rewards/gift cards
  • Storify.com
  • The Verge
  • Twillo
  • Twitter
  • Urbandictionary.com (lol)
  • Weebly
  • Wired.com
  • Wix Customer Sites
  • Yammer
  • Yelp
  • Zendesk.com
  • Zoho CRM

Dyn is currently working to get these sites back up and running.

 

(H/T: CNN Money)
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