A Massive Cyberattack Blocked Your Favorite Websites; FBI and Homeland Security are Investigating
- Samantha Masunaga for LA Times October 21st, 2016
- Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-dyn-attack-20161021-snap-story.html
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.