A company called Dyn, which manages website domains and routes internet traffic, is experiencing a series of DDOS attacks, and many popular websites are experiencing outages in certain areas. Sites include Twitter, Etsy, Github, Vox, Spotify, Airbnb, Netflix, and Reddit. And I've heard maybe Amazon? The first attack primarily affected the U.S. East Coast and parts of Europe. Dyn restored service temporarily, but this was followed by a second attack. ETA: This second attack seems to mostly be affecting U.S. West Coast and Hawai‘i.
Here's a story on CNN Money for reference.
So if you can't access those or other sites, or if certain friends seemed to have vanished from the interwebs, that's why.
For me here in Hilo, Twitter is down entirely; I can reach the Netflix home page but can't play any video; I was able to reach the home pages of Amazon, Reddit, and Spotify but didn't check further.
Of course the two sites on that list that I use regularly are down and all the rest seem to be fine. :P
I'll be suffering without Twitter today. I mean, I'll be WAY more productive at the lab, but also BORED OUT OF MY MIND, and where will I faff about things like attacking my mother first thing in the morning with a terrible physics joke? Or squee about Mike Colter (Luke Cage) being the guest on last night's The Daily Show? Because eeeeeee~, Mike Colter!!
Anyway, long time no see, LJ, or rather, I'm here all the time, lurking, I just so rarely post anymore. I keep meaning to post a selection of photos from my adventures over the last several months, or crosspost a short fic I wrote in August of LAST YEAR but... ugggghhh so busy I can't even tell you. TT__TT
Speaking of which I need to finish breakfast and run my mother to the airport. Ta, LJ, peace out.
ETA2: For the first time since I woke up almost 4 hours ago I can access Twitter and Netflix again. Yaaaaaaay! Hopefully it holds.
ETA3: According to Breaking News Feed @pzf, the websites affected by the DDOS attack are Twitter, Amazon, CNN, Reddit, NYTimes, PayPal, Spotify, Soundcloud, Airbnb, HBO, Netflix, Etsy, Github, and Vox. Yikes!