DDoS Attack on Dyn Disrupts Shaving Sites


As you can see from the map above, the east coast of America as well as a good chunk of the west... Has been affected by a huge DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Dyn which provides DNS (Domain Name Service) for hundreds and hundreds of sites. This affects sites such as Shopify and Etsy, which a lot of shaving artisans and vendors (such as B&M, PAA and K Shave Worx to name a tiny few - full list below) rely on to host their eCommerce sites. Likewise, you can't pay for anything using PayPal for the same reason. Some Friday #drama for y'all. It started at 7am EST and was thought resolved, but is clearly ongoing. Check out downdetector.com to see just how bad it is.

...and don't bother tweeting about it to bitch. That's broken too. Reddit was up/down (fine now).


The issue is reported as "resolved" by Dyn as of October 21, 2016 - 18:17 EST.

Articles on the DDoS attack:

Here's a comprehensive list (from here) of those verified as affected: