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Why Everything Online Is Broken Today

All throughout today you may be noticing that some of your favorite online services are acting up, broken, or entirely offline. Twitter, IHeartRadio, PayPal, Spotify, Reddit, Imgur, Constant Contact, and a plethora of other services are experiencing severe issues as of this morning – and the reason is a series of DDoS attacks on Dyn – one of the largest DNS hosts.  The attack originaly started at 11:10 UTC on October 21st-Friday 2016 – and as of Oct 21, 2016 – 18:23 UTC, Dyn is still working on fixing the latest set of DDoS attacks.

UPDATE: As of Oct 21, 2016 – 22:17 UTC the incident is reported as solved by Dyn. 

Dyn Managed DNS advanced service monitoring is currently experiencing issues. Customers may notice incorrect probe alerts on their advanced DNS services. Our engineers continue to monitor and investigate the issue.

Customers with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to our Technical Support Team.

Unfortunately if your website is affected there is nothing you can do right now. Dyn engineers are diligently working on fixing this attack – and hopefully future attacks are blocked.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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