INTERNET BLACKOUT: Many sites including Twitter, Shopify and Spotify suffering outage, taken down
UPDATE 2: As of around 12 PM ET, Dyn says it’s investigating another DDOS attack, and is continuing to attempt to “mitigate” the issue. Box, Twitter and other sites appear to be down again. The White House press secretary has also said that the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the attacks.
UPDATE: As of 9:36 AM ET, Dyn says it has restored its DNS services to normal operation.
A number of popular sites and services are down right now for many users, including Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Shopify. The cause appears to be a sweeping outage of DNS provider Dyn, as a result of a DDOS attack, according to a post on Hacker News.
We’re tracking the outage and will let you know if we discover anything further about outage length, cause or sites affected.
Other sites experiencing issues include Box, Boston Globe, New York Times, Github, Airbnb, Reddit, Freshbooks, Heroku and Vox Media properties. Users accessing these sites might have more or less success depending on where they’re located, as some European and Asian users seem not to be encountering these issues. – READ MORE