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The Possible Vendetta Behind the East Coast Web Slowdown

  • Millions lose access to Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, CNN
  • Dyn says it stopped multiple denial-of-service attacks
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Hacked: Who's Responsible for Today's Web-Host Siege?

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Millions of internet users lost access to some of the world’s most popular websites Friday, as hackers hammered servers along the U.S. East Coast with phony traffic until they crashed, then moved westward.

A global attack on one provider of Domain Name System services, Dyn Inc., took down sites including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, CNN, Etsy and The New York Times for long stretches of time -- from New York to Los Angeles.