Several waves of major cyberattacks against an internet directory service knocked dozens of popular websites offline today, with outages continuing into the afternoon.
Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Shopify, and other websites have been inaccessible to many users throughout the day. The outages are the result of several distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the DNS provider Dyn, the company confirmed. The outages were first reported on Hacker News.
This was a sophisticated attack that came in three waves. Each wave originated from a different series of countries with no indication of who is behind them.
This has now been remedied but could reoccur. Apologies if you were impacted.
We are investigating mitigation strategies to prevent our site going down again.