A large scale denial of service attack (aka a “DDoS”) has most likely affected your browsing on your favorite websites today. Such sites, such as Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Paypal, or even Reddit, have been attacked. A DDoS attack, according to USA Today, is when “someone, or a group of people, floods a particular site or service with large amounts of fake traffic in an attempt to overwhelm the system and take it offline.”
The issues have been addressed, and mostly pertained to the East Coast. All should be back online now. For more information click here. Have a wonderful weekend!
By David DiMolfetta