Tech Giant Website such as Amazon, Paypal, Twitter Hits Major Cyberattack

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Major websites such as Amazon, Twitter, Etsy, Spotify, Twitter were slowed to a crawl in certain areas after a massive attack impacted the sites on the East Coast, according to DYN, a company that hosts Domain Name Servers.

DYN said that it has fixed the issue shortly after 9:30 a.m. Eastern. However, the problem continued in DYN and the company warned of possible delays as the company works to fix the issue. Downdetector.com published a map showing where the outages were hitting. Click here to see the outage map.

DYN hosts Domain Name Servers, which help computers translate browsers, according to Business Insider.

Hacker News reported the following sites were impacted.

  • DYN
  • Twitter
  • Etsy
  • Github
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Heroku
  • Pagerduty
  • Shopify
  • Amazon
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