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U.S.: Cyberattack Targets Major Internet Domain Host

1 MIN READOct 21, 2016 | 16:09 GMT
A distributed-denial-of-service attack on the servers of Dyn, a major domain name server host in the United States, caused temporary outages of internet sites beginning at 7 a.m. EDT on Oct. 21, The New York Times reported. This included the newspaper's site itself as well as Twitter, Paypal, Netflix, Spotify, SoundCloud and Reddit. Service was restored within three hours. The origin of the attack is still unknown, but cyberattacks from numerous sources, both nation states and from non-state actors, have become increasingly common.

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