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Major Internet Outage Impacts Many Websites

Did anyone else notice issues with some websites (including some poor response times and 'Resolving domain' status messages when accessing SLKWorld) earlier today? I did, and perhaps this explains why...

Internet outage takes down Twitter, Netflix, PayPal and many of the web's most visited websites

A major Internet outage affected many of the world's biggest online firms on Friday, with websites including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Reddit, PayPal and eBay down for long stretches. Other services such as PlayStation Network also appeared to be hit by the outage. Google and Facebook were unaffected.

The widespread disruption was the result of a coordinated assault on some of the underlying infrastructure that powers the Internet. Dyn, one of several companies responsible for hosting the crucial web directory known as the Domain Name System (DNS), suffered a sustained so-called “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack, leading many people intermittently to lose access to specific sites or to the Internet entirely.

Click <here> to read more about it.
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Photobucket posted a warning about a denial of service attack.
Then kept loading (anglo saxon- descriptive language but leads to bans) the screen with an error address.
Had a couple of our forum tabs open. One binned me with the same message you got, Dave.
The other reloaded as normal.

Work is also giving slow response times on both internal and external sites.

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My internet is rubbish anyway!, and when the schools kick out it grinds to a halt! It did seem to be OK last night up to about mid-night though and it seems OK now.
Oh, I'm just hearing on the news as I write that there was a cyber attack last night!! SCARY - what is the matter with the world?
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Heard about it Dave but pleased to report that I was logged into Spotify most of the evening with no problems....

Ooopps now the little monkeees will know I have a Spotify account and mail bomb me..arghhhh
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My internet is rubbish anyway!, and when the schools kick out it grinds to a halt! It did seem to be OK last night up to about mid-night though and it seems OK now.
Oh, I'm just hearing on the news as I write that there was a cyber attack last night!! SCARY - what is the matter with the world?
That's why you need a full metal roof!!!
It`s crazy that some people in this country at this advanced state of technology still can`t get a mobile signal or have very slow snails pace internet connections, we must be the luckiest people having had fibre optic access from the very first days, we were used as test cases going before it was released and as amazing at how fast it was then it is now really only noticeable when downloading large files.
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Noticed that slowdown too. Everything slowed to a crawl on virtually every site I visted.
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