Half the Internet Shut Down Friday!!


Expo Short:  On Friday Half of the internet was down as massive DDoS attack was encountered at Dyn Server.

Cyber Experts and intelligence officials told that a massive DDoS(Distributed Denial Of Services) attack  were executed at about 7 a.m. , noon and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, knocking out such websites as Vox, Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, PayPal and Reddit.

The attacks used  household appliances like DVRs, routers, printers and cameras that are linked to the web, to create “botnets” that overloaded websites by sending them more than 150,000 requests for information per second. Or simply we can say that it used “Internet of things

It was too early to determine who was responsible for the cyber attacks that caused massive internet outages across the U.S. Friday, with some saying their analysis pointed to Russia and others saying it could just be “internet vandalism.”

Nearly all of those attacked were clients of Dyn, a firm that provides domain name system services and other internet infrastructure services. However, according to one official, there was also targeting of some individual websites.

“We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name System) infrastructure,” Dyn said on its website at 11:52 a.m. ET. “Our engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue.”

Officials are investigating the same and yet now no conclusion has been made.



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