Dyn, the internet performance management company, is warning its customers that for the third time on Friday a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is under way on America.
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME SERVICE PROVIDER DYN SAYS IT IS DEFENDING AGAINST A THIRD WAVE OF COMPLEX ATTACKS DYN SAYS ATTACK BEING WAGED FROM DEVICES INFECTED WITH MALWARE, COMING FROM TENS OF MILLIONS OF IP ADDRESSES AROUND GLOBE
THIRD WAVE OF INTERNET ON AMERICA IS JUST UNDERWAY, AND WILL NOT BE THE LAST
For much of Friday, many US internet users,have suffered through downed internet service and it is getting worst.
Amazon, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, Spotify and Twitter were among the more prominent sites affected, as were many major mainstream news sources.
“We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name System) infrastructure. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue,” Dyn said on its website just before noon Eastern Time.
The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating who is behind the DDoS attack, a popular disruptive tactic whereby a website or service is taken down by manufactured high traffic from a distribution of sources. The White House called it a “criminal act,” according to Reuters ( via rt.com )