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DDoS knocks down DNS, data centers across the U.S. affected



On Friday morning, organizations across the internet – including GitHub, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Reddit, and the New York Times – disappeared after an attack was launched against Dyn Inc., an infrastructure provider that offers managed DNS services. The attack started early Friday morning and has lasted well into the afternoon.

At the time this article was published, most of the East Coast of the United States, as well as data centers in Texas, Washington, and California were experiencing problems or offline completely. Friday’s attack started just before 07:00 a.m. EST, and was mitigated after a few hours. A second attack started a short time later, and has persisted at scale for several hours.

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