DISRUPTION TRIAL RUN?: West Coast now under web attack as East Coast recovers
The West Coast is now under web attack. A host of websites are unavailable, including Twitter, in what appears to be a second assault Friday against a firm that connects internet users to websites.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating. The attack raised fears that this could be a trial run for an attempt at a major disruption of the U.S. presidential election.
“Say, not to panic anybody, but what if the (attacks) today were practice for 11/8 ?” high-profile pundit Keith Olbermann tweeted.
While many of the websites affected by the first attack, which hit the East Coast, are back up, sites hosted on the West Coast, including Twitter and Recode, have been hit, and were unavailable for many as of 11 a.m. Friday. – READ MORE