FOX NEWS - Several cyber attacks disrupted Web traffic on the East Coast Friday, shutting down access to some of the Web's most popular sites and frustrating their users.
A slew of major sites including Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected by what was described as a DDoS, or a distributed denial of service attack, on the Internet services company Dyn.
“Starting at 11:10 UTC [7:10 EDT] on October 21st-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS [domain name system] infrastructure,” Dyn reported. Dyn said the attack was resolved less than two hours later, by 9:20 EDT.
But reports of an additional attack surfaced later in the day, and the company found itself on the ropes once again.
"Our engineers continue to investigate and mitigate several attacks aimed against the Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure," the company wrote on their website at 1:53 EDT.