I was having problems this morning, then I connected to a proxy server in the Midwest (I am in Wisconsin) using PIE and I have not had a problem
since, on any site. I don't know a thing about how the internet works per se, so I don't know if this is relevant. Thought I'd throw that out there
Dang! This is my busy time of year, and I have people emailing me that they're trying to place orders on EBay and I'm trying to get some postal
labels out to ship my ETSY order, but they're down too!! My people need their stuff before Halloween weekend, coming up soon, so I hope this gets
edit on 21-10-2016 by windword because: (no reason given)
DNS always has been a weak spot for being able to cripple the usage of the net as who fancies remembering 188.8.131.52 = google today but if google decide
to change the network address to 184.108.40.206 then everyone's stuffed for example.
The people behind this obviously realized that attacking with a DDoS big companies these days meets pretty good counter measures so they went sideways
and nuke it that way.
Theres no way of knowing who was the target of such a large DNS company but i'm sure we'll find out soon when someone starts bragging. DDoS is very
much a commodity product these days as people will rent out botnets for money so someone with a few hundred and a grudge can easily take down or
cripple a site thanks to loads of zombie machines.
The source code for one of these types of botnets, called Mirai, was recently released to the public, leading to speculation that more Mirai-based
DDoS attacks might crop up. Whether that’s the case with Dyn isn’t yet known.
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