Why some of the Internet’s biggest websites were down today

Some of the world’s largest website were affected by outages today following a massive DDoS attack, reports Gizmodo.

The attacks were directed on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. Dyn has subsequently posted the following update on its website:

“Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure.”

“Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.”

The full list of websites affected by the DDoS attacks include:

  • ActBlue
  • Basecamp
  • Big cartel
  • Box
  • Business Insider
  • CNN
  • Cleveland.com
  • Esty
  • Github
  • Grubhub
  • Guardian.co.uk
  • HBO Now
  • Iheart.com (iHeartRadio)
  • Imgur
  • Intercom
  • Intercom.com
  • Okta
  • PayPal
  • People.com
  • Pinterest
  • Playstation Network
  • Recode
  • Reddit
  • Spotify
  • Squarespace Customer Sites
  • Starbucks rewards/gift cards
  • Storify.com
  • The Verge
  • Twillo
  • Twitter
  • Urbandictionary.com (lol)
  • Weebly
  • Wired.com
  • Wix Customer Sites
  • Yammer
  • Yelp
  • Zendesk.com
  • Zoho CRM

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