A huge cyberattack in America and Europe takes many vital or household internet names offline for several hours.
IT experts at the FBI and CIA are still trying to unravel a massive cyber attack on America’s east coast and in Europe on Friday that disabled some of the world’s most-visited websites.
#Internet service appears to stablize after waves of #cyberattacks this morning https://t.co/LoH7nYlYXs via
usatoday</a></p>— Nicholas Coriano (NicholasCoriano) 21 octobre 2016
Newspapers, retailers, social media networks, music distributors and payment systems all fell foul of denial of service attacks for several hours.
Experts say they are just the latest attacks in what appears to be a person or persons unknown testing the internet’s defence systems and probing for ways into its infrastructure, this time targeting one of the most important providers, Dyn.