Major DDoS attack knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, Etsy, and more offline

it appears a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack targeting DNS host Dyn has knocked a big chunk of the Internet offline. The¬†Domain Name System (DNS) converts human-readable URLs (like “”) to their underlying numeric IP addresses. Dyn hasn’t confirmed that the outages and its DDoS attack are related, but it seems likely. Hacker News […]