Widespread internet outage knocks out popular sites like Reddit, Twitter and Netflix
A number of popular websites like Twitter and Netflix went down for some users on Friday in what appears to be a massive cyber attack. Affected sites included Twitter, Etsy, Github, Vox, Spotify, Airbnb, Netflix and Reddit. Dyn, which manages website domains and routes internet traffic, experienced two distributed denial of service attacks on its DNS servers. A DDoS attack is an attempt to flood a website with so much traffic that it impairs normal service.
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