The Hacker gods have caused mayhem throughout the Internet today by way of a slew of DDOS attacks against many major sites and web-based platforms. While some of these services have already recovered, there are still some who have yet to overcome this deliberate attacks and remain unavailable potentially looking hundreds of thousands of dollars maybe even millions due to the unexpected downtime.
Here is a list of known companies affected by today's attacks:
- Netflix (restored)
- Spotify (restored)
- Tumblr (restored)
- New York Times (restored)
- Reddit (restored)
- Daily News (restored)
- CNN (restored)
According to several reports, a source of much of the downtime happened when unidentified hackers attacked a company known as Dyn who is responsible for hosting the DNS servers for many of the companies affected by the situation.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.