Half Of Internet Was Down On 21st October, Here’s Why

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Half Of Internet Was Down On friday

Reddit, Twitter, Spotify and all the major websites were downed or screwed up on the 21st October morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a massive distributed denial of services (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host.

According to the status page of Dyn DNS, the attack had started at 11:10 UTC on Friday, 21st October, 2016.

Here’s a list of websites that the readers faced problem while accessing the web. These website are either totally down or experiencing partial outages.

  1. ActBlue
  2. Basecamp
  3. Big cartel
  4. Box
  5. Business Insider
  6. CNN
  7. Cleveland.com
  8. Etsy
  9. Github
  10. Grubhub
  11. Guardian.co.uk
  12. HBO Now
  13. Iheart.com (iHeartRadio)
  14. Imgur
  15. Intercom
  16. Intercom.com
  17. Okta
  18. PayPal
  19. People.com
  20. Pinterest
  21. Playstation Network
  22. Recode
  23. Reddit
  24. Seamless
  25. Spotify
  26. Squarespace Customer Sites
  27. Starbucks rewards/gift cards
  28. Storify.com
  29. The Verge
  30. Twillo
  31. Twitter
  32. Urbandictionary.com (lol)
  33. Weebly
  34. Wired.com
  35. Wix Customer Sites
  36. Yammer
  37. Yelp
  38. Zendesk.com
  39. Zoho CRM
  40. Credit Karma
  41. Eventbrite
  42. Netflix
  43. NHL.com
  44. Fox News
  45. Disqus
  46. Shopify
  47. Soundcloud
  48. Atom.io
  49. Ancersty.com
  50. ConstantContact
  51. Indeed.com
  52. New York Times
  53. Weather.com
  54. WSJ.com
  55. time.com
  56. xbox.com
  57. dailynews.com
  58. BBC

Our DNS provider is under a DDos attack. Causing connectivity issues for our webpage. Filtering of Inbox emails has not been affected.

— SaneBox (@sanebox) 21 October 2016

Now, Dyn DNS claimed – This incident has been resolved. for more update visit the status page of Dyn DNS.

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