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TOPIC: Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working

Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 20:49 #1

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Much of the internet appears to be broken. And it's all because of one cyber attack.

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has taken down systems run by Dyn, Inc, one of the largest providers of internet services in the world. And as a result it seems to be causing problems for a variety of websites – including Reddit, Spotify and Twitter.

Dyn runs domain name servers or DNS. They work as a phone book or map to the internet, making sure that when someone writes an address into their computer or phone, it can be directed to the right place and show the right information.

As such, an attack on a DNS company can wreak havoc across large parts of the internet, stopping websites from loading. That is usually done through a DDoS attack, where the servers are hit with so many requests that they stop responding.

The attack is mainly hitting the East part of the US, according to Dyn, Inc. But because it is hitting the tools used to make websites load, it can cause problems across the world on various sites.
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As well as the problem being generalised, some people in the same area might find that other people are able to get online, or that other devices are able to. That may be because of the way that DNS information is cached by some networks, meaning that it can still be accessed even if the servers themselves are down.

An update on Dyn's website read: “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.”

It said that its engineers were working to mitigate the issue, and that it would post more information when it was clear what was going on.

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/internet-down-not-working-reddit-spotify-twitter-websites-loading-issues-problems-a7373616.html
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 20:51 #2

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Seems like a great opportunity to blame Russia for the attacks and make ww3 happen :iitm:
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 20:53 #3

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“CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia“…

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.

The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation.

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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 21:33 #4

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Yep, this seems pretty massive.

I guess this was the 'October surprise' this year.

Wonder what the consequences will be indeed...
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 21:42 #5

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cold war mk2? :P ;)
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 21:45 #6

If your plugged into the main frame at GCHQ no problems. All my pages are up and running :D

news.sky.com/story/british-military-carrying-out-cyberattacks-on-is-forces-in-mosul-10625959

British military carrying out cyberattacks on IS forces in Mosul
It is the first time that Britain has admitted using "offensive cyber" in the war against Islamic State.

The British military is carrying out cyberattacks against Islamic State for the first time.

The tactic is being used to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle for Mosul.

Although the US military has previously admitted using offensive cyber-tactics, this is the first time the British Armed Forces have come clean about their use of the technology.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon revealed the development after a speech at an International Cyber Symposium in London.....cont
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 22:17 #7

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Flare wrote:
Yep, this seems pretty massive.

I guess this was the 'October surprise' this year.

Wonder what the consequences will be indeed...

Though it was the paranoid conspiracy theorist in me
Who took some info way out of context but glad to see
That im not the only one slightly worried about the situation :twitch:

Not sure if its related but found this tweet a lil bit odd as well

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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 22:34 #8

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UPDATE 7: The Russians! Red Dawn is upon us.

No one has claimed responsibility yet, says CNN. That hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theories from flying that Russia could be behind the attack or even that the United States perpetrated it in a “false flag” attack to blame Russia.


UPDATE 8: Big Brother hack

We may already know at least one method the hackers are using. According to security intelligence firm Flashpoint, their researchers have observed a Mirai botnet attacking Dyn…

…In previous incidents, botnets of more than 25,000 cameras have been used in attacks that often start in Asia, in particular China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. One Chinese camera-maker appears to have accounted for nearly half of the camera bots used in recent DDoS attacks.

Also, here is an internet outage map as of 3:30 pm ET:

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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 21 Oct 2016 22:36 #9

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PDATE 9: Twitter is back! – 4:36pm ET

Perhaps the attack is over. Can I come out of my bunker now?

UPDATE 10: The Internet of Things and How Our LG Fridges Will Kill Us All (not actual title)

The Internet of Things has been held up as the next big technology revolution that will lower business costs and make employees more productive, but it brings with it major baggage for corporate leaders.

Cybersecurity experts warn that IoT is one of the most vulnerable areas in the enterprise, and massive IoT device armies are one of the most effective ways to launch cyberattacks.

DDos attacks like this are really just the beginning

Only the beginning. Right, sure. Like our toasters are gonna come after us for all those times we burnt out poppy seed gluten free bagels.

Right now, civilization seems to be on the losing side, as researchers with Akamai say as many as two million devices have been taken over by hackers. And since most devices are designed to be left alone after being set up, it’s almost impossible for an average user to know their device has been compromised.

“There was an expectation with PCs that you would upgrade them over time, but there’s not that expectation with your toaster,” Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare, told Business Insider. “Consumers and businesses are trained to install all of these devices and never think about them again. So if there is a vulnerability, getting those vulnerabilities fixed is the real challenge.”

We’re all dead.

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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 22 Oct 2016 00:07 #10

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They'll most likely blame this on Russia and come telling they need to clampdown on the internet to make it more 'secure & safer.'
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 22 Oct 2016 00:31 #11

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Grolongo wrote:
UPDATE 7: The Russians! Red Dawn is upon us.

No one has claimed responsibility yet, says CNN. That hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theories from flying that Russia could be behind the attack or even that the United States perpetrated it in a “false flag” attack to blame Russia.


UPDATE 8: Big Brother hack

We may already know at least one method the hackers are using. According to security intelligence firm Flashpoint, their researchers have observed a Mirai botnet attacking Dyn…

…In previous incidents, botnets of more than 25,000 cameras have been used in attacks that often start in Asia, in particular China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. One Chinese camera-maker appears to have accounted for nearly half of the camera bots used in recent DDoS attacks.

Also, here is an internet outage map as of 3:30 pm ET:


A bet it was orchestrated from within the big red blob over the N/E USA, from the State Dept in DC.

Seems like a potential cyber 9/11 false flag
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 22 Oct 2016 04:24 #12

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Imagine how much more productive the US would have become.

Alert from Dept of Homeland Security:

Dear fellow Americans. We have just registered a 320% increase in the numbers of people putting out the garbage, mowing the lawn, cleaning the house and doing other much neglected household chores. This is bad for your health and we request that this level of physical activity stop. Please, return to your sofa, turn on the TV and watch The Real Housewives of NYC and wait for your next announcement from your friendly and protective Dept of Homeland Security.

Signed
Esther Horowitzgoldsteinberg
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 22 Oct 2016 16:22 #13

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No problems at all internet-wise here.
Might this be another of those 'conspiracy-scare' stories?
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 24 Oct 2016 17:18 #14

For the techies:

Someone Attacked America’s Internet
Twitter, Reddit and Spotify were collateral damage in a major online assault.

Twitter, Reddit, Github, Spotify, and many others were knocked offline intermittently on Friday morning as a result of a cyberattack on an large internet infrastructure provider.
The popular websites became the collateral damage of a “global” Distributed Denial of Service — or DDoS attack — on Dyn, a company that provides core internet services for those popular websites. The attack mainly targeted Dyn’s Domain Name System management services infrastructure on the east coast of the United States, as the company explained in a statement....Cont



warisboring.com/someone-attacked-americas-internet-96166ec7751e#.i4s2xw1ij
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 24 Oct 2016 21:45 #15

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we have techies here? :dunno: :larf:
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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 25 Oct 2016 19:35 #16

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we have techies here? :dunno: :larf:

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Internet down for many as massive cyber attack stops Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and other sites from working 29 Oct 2016 21:22 #17

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Grolongo wrote:
UPDATE 7: The Russians! Red Dawn is upon us.

No one has claimed responsibility yet, says CNN. That hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theories from flying that Russia could be behind the attack or even that the United States perpetrated it in a “false flag” attack to blame Russia.


UPDATE 8: Big Brother hack

We may already know at least one method the hackers are using. According to security intelligence firm Flashpoint, their researchers have observed a Mirai botnet attacking Dyn…

…In previous incidents, botnets of more than 25,000 cameras have been used in attacks that often start in Asia, in particular China, South
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A bet it was orchestrated from within the big red blob over the N/E USA, from the State Dept in DC.

Seems like a potential cyber 9/11 false flag

I dident have the impact that I thought it would have

But this could be the first of many more to come
A potential false flag cyber attack isent all that far fetched
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