What We Know About Friday's Massive East Coast Internet Outage

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What We Know About Friday's Massive East Coast Internet Outage

Post by bdahm on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:45 am

Though this had virtually no effect on us here in Thailand, this description is a good primer of how these massive DDos attacked are orchestrated. In this case it targeted a DNS hub and that essentially shut down this vital function and crippled access to sites like PayPal, Spotify, Reddit, and even Wired. DNS is the internet's telephone book, looking up URLs such as www.wired.com and translating it into the IP address that your web browser can understand and locate.

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