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Internet Wobbling Under Cyber-Attack

Friday, October 21, 2016 13:47
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By Douglas V. Gibbs
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It is happening now. . . a major cyber-event against major players on the internet.

The attacked includes Twitter, Spotify and Reddit.  They have been rushed with hits, rendering them inaccessible.

Sites and services across the East Coast are working to recover from the attack, and now word is out that there will be a possible second wave of attacks.

Government officials have not released who they believe the culprits to be, but what is happening is an over-rush of sites, a flood of artificial traffic, causing distributed denial of service errors and essentially knocking the websites offline.  The attack is specifically against Dyn, an internet performance management company.

Domain host company Dyn said the attack started at 7:10 a.m. and lasted for more than two hours.

The attacks have affected Dyn’s Managed Domain Name System infrastructure, which serves companies including Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and

The Democrats and Obama, of course, blames Russia.  Trump likely thinks it is being caused by the Clinton Foundation.  I think it’s a group of North Korean teenagers who live in their parent’s basement, chewing on bark.

You know, there is a certain horror that accompanies this.  If you can’t Tweet, you might be forced to engage in meaningful conversation with the people around you.
Oh, the horror of it all!
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