Fourth Update: 20 minute video response by Dale DrewChief Security Officer of Level 3, an Internet backbone company.
Third Update: More details are emerging “that some of the infrastructure responsible for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against DN DNS were botnets compromised by the Mirai malware.” They say Flash point, I will continue to update with additional information and important links.
Second Update: third attack continues, I’m going to post it now and proof read later.
Update: I had to change the title as soon as I finished writing this. That’s because, initially, this morning the internet stalemate ended for the most part. Causes of “Unknown Origin” Attack on DNS Service Provider Male It took down large sections of the Internet. But DYN just announced that they are under “attack” again! Twitter, Reddit and other sites are offline again.
this morning i found it strange psdi, the service I use to monitor web servers and websites was unavailable. Then after a few minutes of checking, I realized it was exactly what I’d told my cousin during a late night drive from a year ago to our Florida Keys in the near future. Namely, shutting down the ‘internet’ in the US for at least a few hours and the possible consequences if this happens. Well, today was not a mass shutdown. However, a look down detector Map of the outage from this morning:
I remember it being the biggest attack ever and the subsequent outage. Here are some of the major websites and services affected today: businessinsider.com, FT.com, Cloudflare.com, uptimerobot.com, ActBlue, Basecamp, Cleveland.com, Etsy, Github, Big Cartel, Box, Business Insider, CNN, Grubhub, Guardian.co.uk, HBO Now, Iheart.com, Imgur, Intercom.com, Okta, PayPal, People.com, Pingdom, Pinterest, Playstation Network, Recode, Reddit, Seamless, Spotify, Squarespace, Starbucks, Spotify. com, The Verge, Twilo, Twitter, Weebly, Wired.com, Wix, Yammer, Yelp, Zendesk.com, Zoho CRM, Credit Karma, Eventbrite, Netflix, NHL.com, Fox ews, Disqus, Shopify, Soundcloud, Atom. io, Ancersty.com, ConstantContact, Indeed.com, New York Times, Weather.com, WSJ.com, time.com, xbox.com, dailynews.com, Wikia, donorschoose.org, Wufoo.com, Genonebiology. Com, BBC, Elder Scrolls Online, Eve Online, PagerDuty, Kayak, youneedabudget.com, Speed Test, FreshBooks, Braintree, Bluehost, Qualtrix, SBNation, Salsify.com, Zillow.com…
US officials told Reuters That the US Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were investigating. These disruptions come at a time of unprecedented fears about a cyber threat in the United States, where hackers have breached political organizations and election agencies.
Beginning of a new era in cyber attacks
You won’t see much of it on newer TV networks like Fox News, CNN, NBC, etc. CNN briefly said a few hours ago that everything is back to normal and politics has returned. A clear example of why the Internet and its open access are extremely important to all of us! The details of how this attack happened are still not very many. One thing is for sure, it will only help to attract similar and even more sophisticated attacks that are capable of disrupting the internet to affect critical services, stock markets and scenarios that we have thought of so far. We may hear about some of these tomorrow and in the days to come.
Strangely, today is also the launch of Word War 1 game. battlefield 1 on PC and Console.