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Dyn DNS Taken Down This Morning From Large DDOS Attack

October 21, 2016 – When you’re responsible for running the DNS for sites likes Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Shopify, and your service goes down, the world is going to know in a very timely manner.  Some of these large customers have experience partial or complete outages.

According to Dyn, the attack started at 4am PST and has primarily affected their managed DNS customers on the east coast of the United States.  Dyn posted a statement on their website which states the following…

“This attack is mainly impacting US East and is impacting Managed DNS customers in this region. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue.

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.

Customers with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to our Technical Support Team.”

We will continue with updates as we hear them.  Keep us posted in the comments below if you care to share any updates.


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