Cyberattacks on Twitter, Paypal, Spotify, others using Dyn

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  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Dyn is a "little known internet infrastructure company"

    The outages were intermittent, making it difficult to identify all the victims. But technology news site Gizmodo named some five dozen sites that were affected by the attack. They included CNN, HBO Now, Mashable, the New York Times, People.com, the Wall Street Journal and Yelp.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUSKCN12L1ME

    Breaking news banner on Reuters also indicates a third wave of attacks is now being fended off.
     
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    A decent list, courtesy of Gizmodo:
    • ActBlue
    • Basecamp
    • Big cartel
    • Box
    • Business Insider
    • CNN
    • Cleveland.com
    • Etsy
    • Github
    • Grubhub
    • Guardian.co.uk
    • HBO Now
    • Iheart.com (iHeartRadio)
    • Imgur
    • Intercom
    • Intercom.com
    • Okta
    • PayPal
    • People.com
    • Pinterest
    • Playstation Network
    • Recode
    • Reddit
    • Seamless
    • Spotify
    • Squarespace Customer Sites
    • Starbucks rewards/gift cards
    • Storify.com
    • The Verge
    • Twillo
    • Twitter
    • Urbandictionary.com (lol)
    • Weebly
    • Wired.com
    • Wix Customer Sites
    • Yammer
    • Yelp
    • Zendesk.com
    • Zoho CRM
    • Credit Karma
    • Eventbrite
    • Netflix
    • NHL.com
    • Fox News
    • Disqus
    • Shopify
    • Soundcloud
    • Atom.io
    • Ancersty.com
    • ConstantContact
    • Indeed.com
    • New York Times
    • Weather.com
    • WSJ.com
    • time.com
    • xbox.com
    • dailynews.com
    • Wikia
    • donorschoose.org
    • Wufoo.com
    • Genonebiology.com
    • BBC
    • Elder Scrolls Online
    • Eve Online
    • PagerDuty
    • Kayak
    • youneedabudget.com
    • Speed Test
    • Freshbooks
    • Braintree
    • Blue Host
    • Qualtrics
    • SBNation
    • Salsify.com
    • Zillow.com
    • nimbleschedule.com
    • Vox.com
    • Livestream.com
    • IndieGoGo
    • Fortune
    • CNBC.com
    • FT.com
    • Survey Monkey
    • Paragon Game
    • Runescape

    BL.
     
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    Russia? or the promised US retaliation for Russian hacking backfiring?
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Most people don't realize these things happen constantly. This is just a bigger scale than most.

    This is why big sites like the ones listed should be using redundant DNS servers.
     
  7. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    Redundancy?! Backups?! What are those?

    This is a very serious attack, and it will only get worse!
     
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    They're not more his buddies than they are Clinton's. Take off the tinfoil hat. Now.

    Or put one on if it feels better.
     
  9. LizKat thread starter macrumors 68040

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    NM Just a botched patch in some tracking script LOL
     
  10. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    This is literally what it is. Russians are testing US Internet infrastructure. Not worried though. There are some great hackers from Russia, but the US is so far ahead of anybody else in software engineering that it's just not a serious threat.
     
  11. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Additional info here:
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...hings-botnet-attack-felt-across-the-internet/

    But this second wave of attacks appears to be affecting even more providers. According to Dan Drew, the chief security officer at Level 3 Communications, the attack is at least in part being mounted from a "botnet" of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.

    Drew explained the attack in a Periscope briefing this afternoon. "We're seeing attacks coming from a number of different locations," Drew said. "An Internet of Things botnet called Mirai that we identified is also involved in the attack."

    I'm also curious to see how today's following revelation plays out:
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...-escalation-bug-ever-is-under-active-exploit/

    A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible.
    [Emphasis added]

    The pervasiveness and the length of time it's been present means that most Linux-based devices, including routers and things like Raspberry Pi boards, will need patching. That process should keep DDoS's an exciting participatory sport for a while.
     
  12. LizKat thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Someone's interested in the Series? They should wait until Cubs-Dodgers sorts out in the NLCS.

    (this year I'm finally burning my hat if Cleveland doesn't win although it's hard not to favor the Cubs).
     
  13. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    If you say so. But trump asked for a Russian hacking job.
     
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    Obama is the one who threatened a cyber war.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 21, 2016 ---
    This hit took down a few of our systems plus github which made working a pain in the ass today.
     
  15. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    trump asked Russia to halt the us how soon they forget. so oboma is just dealing with the donald's traitorous actions.
     
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    Obama shouldn't make threats he can't back up.
     
  17. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Surely a Obama-Clinton dream team false flag capture the flag operation. :rolleyes:

    I'm surprised no one has said this yet.
     
  18. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    trump made a threat that was just backed up.
     
  19. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Attack did take wikileaks down, Hillary got to rest for a day.
     
  20. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    and trumps Russian attacks kept americans employed so he is working hard at making America great again.
     
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    I'm glad i no longer have a paypal account
     
  22. LizKat thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I feel like calling my DSL provider to complain that I couldn't even tell the difference between failure to load some of those sites yesterday and their usual swell rate of compliance w/ my browser's requests.
     
  23. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    In this day and age, a DDos attack seems like a very crude cyberweapon to be using. Not that they don't present a serious nuisance to a great many businesses and organizations, but they don't really pose a threat to the national security of the US.

    I think the serious concern is the fact that they used Internet-of-Things devices to deploy it. A bit of a wakeup call for anyone using such devices in their homes or offices or any other place where security may be lacking, and patches may be out of date.

    It's hard to speculate who might be responsible for this sort of attack. Obviously a well-funded state actor is one possibility, but there are others.
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    How so? There are obviously indirect vulnerabilities and more subtle vulnerabilities. A DDoS attack is simple and effective. The whole point is to overwhelm the infrastructure. Also quoting myself to look like an egomaniac

     
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    Setting the dumpster behind a competitor's business on fire is "simple and effective." But it doesn't really help you achieve your financial goals.

    And that's the thing. A DDos attack is a nuisance to the people and businesses of the United States. But it doesn't affect the critical core infrastructure of the nation. It doesn't touch our power grid; our air traffic control systems; it doesn't affect our military, intelligence, or Government's ability to access secure telecommunications. It doesn't affect our banking or financial system. It doesn't affect the ability of our healthcare system to provide service.

    It's a nuisance. If it were robust enough, and persistent enough, it might very well negatively impact the quarterly earnings of Amazon and Google; Netflix and a lot of other companies. But it wouldn't put them out of business. And within a few weeks, they'd not only fix the problem, but put in place robust systems to make sure it was would be immeasurably more difficult to pull off again.
     

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