More on the Dyn DDOS Attack that is ongoing


depositphotos_57818257_s-2015[1:28pm Pacific / 4:28pm EST Update: According to Time Magazine Deputy Tech Editor Alex Fitzpatrick, there is now a third DDoS attack underway targeting Dyn – this from 7 minutes ago. According to Alex, Dyn have also confirmed that the Mirai Botnet is responsible “in part” for today’s DDoS attacks]

[Updated again 1:07pm with mainstream coverage including Time saying DHS is investigating. Also that WordCamp ticket sales were affected.]

[This post updated at 12:18pm Pacific time with a few additional ways in which WP publishers may be affected]

 

DNS provider DynDNS, also known as Dyn.com is currently being attacked using a very aggressive DDoS attack. If you use them for your website DNS you probably have experienced outages today.

You can get status updates from DynDNS themselves here and also on Twitter.

This attack affects any website or online service that uses Dyn.com for DNS resolution. So far this attack has affected:

  • Paypal
  • Netflix
  • Wordcamp ticket sales were affected earlier today according to WP Slack #community-team channel.
  • Github
  • Twitter
  • Esty
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Amazon
  • Heroku
  • Shopify
  • PagerDuty
  • ZenDesk
  • Braintree
  • Fastly
  • Cloudflare

And many other large well known brands.

This attack may affect your website shopping cart checkout if you use a service provider who has been affected by the attack. It may also affect other features or services you provide to customers that rely on being able to contact a site affected by the attack.