So if you all have been trying to do your interweb searching or logging in, the above article explains why. [i]GIZMODO - "Hackers unleashed a huge DDoS on servers of Dyn."[/i] [quote][i]"Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related. Domain Name Servers (DNS) act as the Internet’s phone book. Basically, they facilitate your request to go to a certain webpage and make sure you are taken to the right place. If the DNS provider that handles requests for Twitter is down, well, good luck getting to Twitter. Some websites are coming back for some users, but it doesn’t look like the problem is fully resolved. Dyn posted this update on its website: “Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.” Here’s a list of websites that readers have told us they are having trouble accessing: Twitter Reddit Spotify Esty Box Wix Customer Sites Squarespace Customer Sites Zoho CRM Iheart.com (iHeartRadio) Github The Verge Cleveland.com hbonow.com PayPal Big cartel Wired.com People.com Urbandictionary.com (lol) Basecamp ActBlue Zendesk.com Intercom Twillo Pinterest Grubhub Okta Starbucks rewards/gift cards Storify.com CNN Yammer Playstation Network Recode Business Insider Guardian.co.uk"[/i][/quote] [quote][b]-QA Test Engineer (a.k.a. AR IS4 NUBS)[/b][/quote]
Hello. Please do not make multiple posts regarding this topic. I am moving this one to #alltopics and your #help forum post to #offtopic.