ICYMI, yesterday a massive cyber attack took down some of our most used websites, including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Reddit. They went down for a short amount of time in the afternoon due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain host that popular websites run from.
Dyn said they were hit with four attacks, and that they were “well planned and executed, coming from tens of millions IP addresses at same time.”
Today, the White House press secretary released a statement saying that Homeland Security is now investigating the attack, and Dyn stated that they have since been “monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure.”
If you’re interested in how one attack could temporarily eliminate so many websites, read Gizmodo’s breakdown here.