Massive DDoS Attack Lead To White House And FBI Involvement; PlayStation, Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit Temporarily Shut Down
The Internet was shaken recently over the massive DDoS attack on several DNS servers which rendered multiple large sites including PlayStation, Reddit, Twitter and EA hosted Battlefield 1 servers to be temporarily inaccessible. The severity of the problem has led to the involvement of White House and FBI which was deemed to be still active and currently on the move today.
DDoS Massive Attack
According to the report of USA Today, the massive DDoS attack initially commenced at around 7:10 a.m ET which was then followed by another massive wave at around 9:30 am ET that mainly affected the US East Coast. According to Dyn Inc., an Internet Performance Management Company, their engineers are working nonstop in order to mitigate the attacks. Investigation was also underway to find the culprits behind the incident.
As of 22:17 UTC, Dyn Inc., has announced that all the servers are back online and the DDoS situation has been resolved although they have yet to identify the people behind the attack. The severity of the attack seemed to have caught the attention of the White House and FBI that they are now taking part with the official investigation to find the brains behind the recent virtual attack.
The DDoS is certainly massive enough to catch the attention of the national security. To comprehend the degree of the recent incident, the Chief Scientist at Agari has this to say: "This not just an instant job, this is something that was probably worked on for weeks if not for months by really competent people."
As of the moment of this writing, the organization behind the incident were still not found and further investigations are still being conducted both by the national officials and by the Dyn Inc. It's surprising how massive the DDoS attack that it almost came to a point of being considered a "threat" to the national security.
It might be just a matter of time before the culprits are caught. On the bright side, let's just be happy that all the servers are now back online especially for those that are playing the Battlefield 1.
What do you think of the new DDoS attack? Do you think that there's a reason behind the massive attack? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below!
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