Half Of The Internet Is Down Right Now, Here’s Why (Updated)


ddos-attack-dyn-dnsShort Bytes: Dyn DNS is facing a massive DDoS attack that’s resulting in a widespread service outage. Many websites are facing partial or complete downtime. While Dyn DNS continues to face the DDoS attack, the forces behind the same remain unknown.

Servers of Dyn, a major DNS host, is experiencing a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. As a result, many websites like Twitter, Spotify etc. are either facing downtime or users are facing different kinds of troubles.

According to the status page of Dyn DNS, the attack started at 11.10 UTC on October 21th-Friday 2016. While some customers experienced increased DNS query latency, others struggled with issues like delayed zone propagation.


Apart from the above-mentioned websites, the other big names experiencing issues are Reddit, Airbnb, Esty, Box, SaneBox, GitHub, Heroku etc. These websites are either totally down or experiencing partial outages.

At the moment, Dyn DNS is still dealing with the attack and its cause remains unknown. Stay tuned for further updates.dyn-dns-outage


For latest updates, please visit the status page of Dyn DNS.

Dyn DNS is facing the second wave of DDoS attacks. The company is working to mitigate the issue. Here are the latest tweets by Dyn:



Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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