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Major US East Coast hack

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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I just spoke to a friend in Turkey, and he's getting DNS errors on a whole slew of other sites that aren't affected here. Haven't been able to find anything on it, but I wonder if another host is being attacked as well...




posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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It might be directed at a particular company whose DNS is set up at there or used their other services.

DNS is cached so it would take a while to create a huge bottleneck.
edit on 10/21/2016 by roadgravel because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

No you are fine. This has nothing to do with amazons payment systems.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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This is interesting. I've been following this, and all seems well in my location. Thank you for sharing this. I've come across this, Operation Hotpockets, when looking on Google for WikiLeaks, and I'm wondering if this couldn't possibly be the cause of why this is happening. It's for Julian. I've been following on Twitter about this, and there is mention of DDoS. One of the tweets says that if Julian can't connect, then no one will be connecting. I find this all very interesting, and worrying, and I thought I would share.


Members of the controversial website 4Chan and Anonymous has called for WikiLeaks supporters to mob the Ecuadorean embassy to provide free Whi-Fi hotspots for its leader Julian Assange, in order to restore his internet connection and keep releasing the U.S. presidential elections documents. Apparently, this kind of rescue mission is called Operation HotPockets, and could start in just a few hours.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: EllariaCatalonia

Can you screenshot the twitter posts you're talking about? Some of us can't reach twitter right now.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:23 PM
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Looks like CNN is having some problems now.

Their website is not loading.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

The attack is on DYN.
www.wired.com...



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: masqua
Looks like CNN is having some problems now.

Their website is not loading.

That could indicate that there is a denial of service war starting between opposing factions, if the US government is involved.
I know, it is far fetched, but a possibility.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

It was my first thought as well.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: masqua

CNN could be having issues because of the amount of people going there to find out why there''s internet problems, thus causing a similar effect of a DDoS.
edit on 21102016 by TerryDon79 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:31 PM
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Updated (partial) list of affected sites:


ActBlue
Basecamp
Big cartel
Box
Business Insider
CNN
Cleveland.com
Etsy
Github
Grubhub
Guardian.co.uk
HBO Now
Iheart.com (iHeartRadio)
Imgur
Intercom
Intercom.com
Kidrobot
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
Weebly
Wired.com
Wix Customer Sites
Yammer
Yelp
Zendesk.com
Zoho CRM
Credit Karma
Eventbrite
Netflix
NHL.com
Fox News
Disqus
Shopify
Soundcloud
Atom.io
Ancersty.com
ConstantContact
Indeed.com
New York Times
Weather.com
Mashable
WSJ.com
time.com
xbox.com
dailynews.com
Wikia
Weebly
donorschoose.org
Wufoo.com
Genonebiology.com
BBC
Elder Scrolls Online
Eve Online
PagerDuty
Kayak
youneedabudget.com
Speed Test
Freshbooks
Braintree
Blue Host
Qualtrics
SBNation
Salsify.com
Zillow.com
nimbleschedule.com



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: roadgravel

The attack is on DYN.
www.wired.com...


What are you saying?

DYN supplies DNS and I though other services.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

Anyone who uses DYN as their DNS server is in trouble.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

DYN's DNS servers are under attack.


Dyn’s principal data analyst Chris Baker wrote about these types of IoT-based attacks just yesterday in a blog post titled “What Is the Impact On Managed DNS Operators?”. It appears he has his answer. And that all DNS services, and their customers, should be on notice.

www.wired.com...
edit on 10/21/2016 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

Anyone who uses DYN as their DNS server is in trouble.

Yup. But since most people don't have any idea who all uses DYN, or what the scope of it is, a list of the more popular affected sites helps put it in perspective.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: blackrabbit1



Does anyone else remember when we didn't have the Internet and the lights kept working, water kept running and my fridge didn't need a wifi connection?


With member berries I remember, You remember


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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

I had planned too, and now I can't. I refreshed Twitter, and now it isn't working for me. I'm in the southeast.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: roadgravel

DYN's DNS servers are under attack.


Dyn’s principal data analyst Chris Baker wrote about these types of IoT-based attacks just yesterday in a blog post titled “What Is the Impact On Managed DNS Operators?”. It appears he has his answer. And that all DNS services, and their customers, should be on notice.

www.wired.com...


Yes, we all know this.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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As the DNS cache entries expire for domains using their DNS service the sites start becoming unreachable.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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Heh.
From DYN:

Business Benefits of Managed DNS for Hosting

Maintain availability in the face of DNS-based DDoS attacks

dyn.com...

Unless, of course, it is we who are attacked.

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