Many people woke up on Friday and couldn’t send a tweet or listen to Spotify, but the real reason they didn’t work could be due to an attack.
This morning Twitter, SoundCloud, Shopify and Spotify were completely down in almost the entire United States. Asia and Europe seemed to be ok.
The sites went down due to a DDOS attack on the DNS provider Dyn. To put it in simpler terms, part of the Internet in America was attacked and took down several sites.
Even sites like the Boston Globe, Reddit and Freshbooks were down. This was a big attack.
Nobody is claiming responsibility yet, and as of the publication of this article, all sites seem to be back up and running.
This could be an isolated event with some kids in their parents basement, or this could be an enemy testing the fence.
Hillary is probably already blaming the Russians, but whoever is committing these kinds of attacks, doesn’t intend to help the United States.
These attacks are acts of war, and in today’s day and age, any war will start with cyber attacks. We just hope they don’t escalate to full blown war.
What do you think about this morning’s cyber attacks? Let us know in the comments below.