DDoS attacks on Dyn

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Map showing the greatest impact of the attack

In October 2016, there were large-scale DDoS attacks on the company Dyn . Due to the distributed denial of service attacks on October 21, 2016, websites such as Twitter , Reddit , GitHub , Amazon , Netflix , Spotify , Runescape and Dyn's own website were temporarily inaccessible.


Dyn was created in 2001 as a student project by Jeremy Hitchcock, Tom Daly, Tim Wilde and Chris Reinhardt at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute . The company became known for the free dynamic DNS service DynDNS. The donation-based model was replaced in 2008 by the DynECT payment service.

Individual evidence

  1. Brian Krebs: DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit. krebsonsecurity.com, accessed October 22, 2016 .
  2. Cyber ​​attacks briefly knock out top sites . In: BBC News . October 21, 2016 ( bbc.com ).
  3. ^ Dennis Keohane: King of the North - Dyn's Jeremy Hitchcock is building the pillar company of New England . June 16, 2014 ( betaboston.com ).
  4. ^ Carolyn Duffy Marsan: Migrating to cloud computing? Don't forget DNS . In: Network World . December 11, 2008 ( networkworld.com ).