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Was Today’s Nationwide Cyber Attack On Dyn A Dry Run For An 11/08 Election Day Surprise?

Friday, October 21, 2016 16:55
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating. The cyber attack on Dyn raised fears that this could be a trial run for an attempt at a major disruption of the U.S. presidential election.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The amassed wealth of the Clinton Foundation, combined with their global connections with world governments, could easily orchestrate a cyber attack to prevent the November elections from ever taking place. As Donald Trump continues to move past Crooked Hillary in the polls, you can expect more and more of these “unusual events” to be taking place. 

“Say, not to panic anybody, but what if the (attacks) today were practice for 11/8 ?” high-profile pundit Keith Olbermann tweeted.

While many of the websites affected by the first attack, which hit the East Coast, are back up, sites hosted on the West Coast, including Twitter and Recode, have been hit, and were unavailable for many as of 11 a.m. Friday.

Massive Cyber Attack Knocks Out Access To Websites:

As of 11 a.m., Dyn’s online update about its response to the attacks said the company was continuing to “investigate and mitigate.”

The outages appear to have resulted from a “distributed denial of services” attack on web hosting firm Dyn. Firms such as Dyn “act as the internet’s phone book and facilitate your request to go to a certain webpage and make sure you are taken to the right place. If the (domain name server) provider that handles requests for Twitter is down, well, good luck getting to Twitter,” explains Gizmodo.

“Distributed denial of service” attacks bombard an online service with so many messages from so many sources that the service is overwhelmed and can’t function properly. Commonly, attackers gain access to unsecured “internet of things” devices such as printers and security cameras, hijack the devices and direct messages from them to the target. source

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