A massive cyberattack targeted major websites across the internet — and WikiLeaks may be involved

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Here’s another thing that Democrats and the mainstream media will blame on Russian puppet Donald Trump and his bosses in the Kremlin.

Muh Russians, muh Russians, muh Russians, …

Excerpt from Business Insider

Internet users around the world, but mostly in the US, reported that some top websites were not loading on Friday morning.

The affected sites include Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Github, and Spotify.

It was mostly resolved at 9:20 a.m. ET, but at 12:07 p.m. ET, the issue started to crop up again, according to one of the companies at the center of the apparent cyber attack.

At 4:16 p.m. ET, Dyn said that it was facing a third wave of attacks, CNBC reported.

Around 6:20 p.m. ET, Dyn said that the incident had been resolved, according to a status update on its website.

The issue appears to have something to do with DNS hosts — in particular, Dyn, one of the biggest DNS companies.

Domain Name Servers are a core part of the internet’s backbone. They translate what you type into your browser —www.businessinsider.com, for example — into IP addresses that computers can understand.

Dyn said on Friday that it suffering a DDoS attack, or a distributed denial of service. That basically means hackers are overwhelming Dyn’s servers with useless data and repeated load requests, preventing useful data — the Twitter IP address, for example — from getting through.

“The purpose of this attack is to overload the service in any way possible and make it stop working or be unreachable. In this case it was not Twitter or Github that got overloaded, those services work totally fine, but a service allowing you to reach them got overloaded,” Adam Surak, site reliability engineer at Algolia.com told Business Insider.

Who is responsible?
No group has taken credit for the DDoS attack yet, and Dyn says no attacker has contacted it.

The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the attack, Politico’s Eric Geller reports. The FBI is also investigating, according to Reuters.

The attack does not seem to be state-sponored or directed, a senior US intelligence official told NBC News.

Dyn says that the attacks are “well planned and executed, coming from tens of millions of IP addresses at the same time.” One of the sources of the attack is internet-connected products like printers, DVRs, and appliances, often called the “internet of things.”

Code to wage DDoS attacks by hacking the internet of things was released earlier this month.

WikiLeaks says the attack is being done in support of its founder Julian Assange. Brian Krebs, a writer who was the first person to be hit with a internet of things DDoS, believes that criminals are extorting internet infrastructure companies and threatening them with DDoS.

He says that a trusted source tells him that there was “chatter in the cybercrime underground” discussing a plan to attack Dyn.

“Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing. We ask supporters to stop taking down the US internet. You proved your point,” Wikileaks tweeted.

5 thoughts on “A massive cyberattack targeted major websites across the internet — and WikiLeaks may be involved

  1. Lord Stirling of EUROPE recites the idea which should have already registered to us all. He has some good supporting links as well as great images.

    “US West Coast now under WEB ATTACK as East Coast recovers ~ ~ Sounds to me like the Khazarian Globalist Mafia is setting us up, all the more, for a False Flag “hack” of the election that they will blame on Russia. They will use this to attempt to void the election and either throw it into the lap of the half Jewish Supreme Court or into the House of Representatives (when they have to accept or not accept the Electoral Collage vote for President, in which case they vote by state, each state having one vote). In reality, in spite of the Globalist owned polling companies, the reality is that Trump is somewhere near the 70% mark. The few rallies that she has, draw a few hundred people at best, Trump draws tens of thousands all the time!!! The Khazarian Globalist bankster mafia owns the mainstream news media and almost all of the ‘inside the beltway’ politicians in Washington. They will do almost anything, including starting a war with Russia, to keep control over the sole superpower, America!!! Stirling”

    http://europebusines.blogspot.com/2016/10/lord-stirlings-news-blog-europe_27.html

  2. People that believe in freedom using anti freedom ideas does not seem good to me. Attacking what is in effect a public service will result in less freedom, not more.

    It would be like anti Nazis in Hitlers Germany setting fire to post boxes and what is posted inside. The vast majority of the population would be angry about their private mail being destroyed. The Government would crack down on the guilty, and hard.

    I myself was adversely affected by these freedom lovers yesterday. I could not access a site called askapatient dot com. This is an excellent site where users rate drugs by their efficacy and side effects. The results are pretty horrifying and I recommend everybody to check all pills you may be taking.

    Elsewhere I found a site about a show from 13 years ago on PBS, link below. 60,000 heart attacks and seizures happen every year in the USA due to doctors prescribing modern expensive drugs for hypertension. The best drugs are the old and very cheap diuretics. The drug companies make billions in profit by selling dangerous drugs which are expensive. Doctors must be getting bribed in some way, there is no other explanation why doctors worldwide always prescribe the latest and largely untested drugs. This is my experience also.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription/etc/notebook.html

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