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A Massive Cyberattack Blocked Your Favorite Websites; FBI and Homeland Security are Investigating


The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are investigating and massive cyberattack that stopped or slowed access to Twitter, Spotify, Amazon and other sites Friday by targeting a firm responsible for routing Internet traffic their way. 

Dyn, a New Hampshire Internet services company, reported around 4 a.m. PDT that a large-scale attack temporarily overwhelmed its servers. By 6:30 a.m., the company said, service was back to normal, but around 9 a.m., Dyn again said it was under attack. Just before 11 a.m., Dyn said it was investigating "several attacks," which were "resolved" around 3 p.m. Pacific time. 

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