Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and others hit by cyber attack

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Lisa

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At least two successive waves of online attacks blocked multiple major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for many users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr and Reddit.

The first attacks appear to have begun around 7:10 am Friday, then resolved towards 9:30 am, but then a fresh wave began.

The cause was a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Internet performance company Dyn that blocked user access to many popular sites standstill.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...-east-coast-netflix-spotify-twitter/92507806/
 

pierce

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thats not good.

Sidenote: stopped using dyndns because they were so expensive!
 

zappaDPJ

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I don't know if it's related but I'm currently unable to access Netflix properly in the UK. I can connect to the site but there appears to be no style sheets being served.
 

H-DB

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The CDN folks at addthis.com were down during this attack period. Was it because of this issue? Not sure.
 
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