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DDoS attacks on DNS servers are blocking access to Twitter, Netflix and more for some users
If you have been trying to access certain websites and services on your PC or smartphone today such as Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Reddit and others, and have been greeted with error messages, you are not alone. A series of denial of service attacks on DNS servers maintained by Dyn are causing issues for many Internet users in the eastern portion of the US, and also in parts of Europe, today.
The DDoS attacks started around 7 a.m. Eastern time today. Dyn later said the attacks has been curtailed, but earlier this afternoon the attacks began again, and apparently are still continuing as of this writing. The Dyn status page currently has this message:
Dyn Managed DNS advanced service monitoring is currently experiencing issues. Customers may notice incorrect probe alerts on their advanced DNS services. Our engineers continue to monitor and investigate the issue.
CNN reports that so far, no hacker or cyber terrorist group has taken responsibility for the DDoS attacks. In a statement, the US government said it is “looking at all possible scenarios including possible cyber activity” to find out which person or group is responsible for these attacks.
Has your access to services like Twitter, Netflix and others been affected by the current DDoS attacks?