Windows 10: Cyber attack Knocks Out Access to Websites

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       21 Oct 2016 #1

    Cyber attack Knocks Out Access to Websites


    Cyber attack Knocks Out Access to Websites

    So-called denial-of-service attacks can knock sites offline by flooding them with junk data, blocking the way for legitimate users

    Several websites including Twitter and Tumblr were unreachable during an extended period for many U.S. internet users Friday following repeated online attacks.

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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       21 Oct 2016 #2

    Yikes. That's a pretty large scale DDoS attack. Twitter, Reddit and Disqus are all still unreachable for me.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       21 Oct 2016 #3

    I was noticing that Twitter was not available off and on for a bit today.
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       21 Oct 2016 #4

    "Blame the Internet of Things for today's web blackout"

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/21/...ternet-outage/

    A possible positive from this whole thing could be the addition of better security on IoT devices.
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       21 Oct 2016 #5

    Hackers targeted "dyn", a New Hampshire based company responsible for routing internet traffic.
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       21 Oct 2016 #6

    dencal said: View Post
    Hackers targeted "dyn", a New Hampshire based company responsible for routing internet traffic.
    Yeah! My home state


    It figures an obscure state like mine, that nobody even knows where it is on the map, would break the internet...
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       21 Oct 2016 #7

    I mean, think about it, an important part of the net, whose job is(from their site):
    gets DDoS's and kills half of the net in the states!
    Pornhub, got DDOS'd and and survived unscathed, yes Pornhub:
    In the case of DNS infrastructure, however, many point out that the best way for a website to avoid getting brought down by an attack on one host is simply to subscribe to multiple hosts. This is called DNS redundancy, and itís probably the reason that some sites (like Pornhub) survived the attack unscathed.
    What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

    And Dyn whose specialty is to protect against this stuff get'S nuked?
    C'mon Dyn, pull you servers out of your DNS's
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       21 Oct 2016 #8

    Guess my area was lucky, radio couple of hours ago reported it was mostly the Eastern part of the USA.
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       21 Oct 2016 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    Guess my area was lucky, radio couple of hours ago reported it was mostly the Eastern part of the USA.
    Yeah, and a bit on the west coast and down in Texas.

    Here's the US map for the 3rd attack:
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    Apparently Europe got hit a bit too, but not nearly as bad.
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       22 Oct 2016 #10

    information   Information
    One piece of advice, if anyone is still having a problem, now the attack is over, still connecting, try flushing your DNS:

    1. Right click on the start menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type in the command: ipconfig /flushdns


    This will clear out any bad DNS requests or false IP addresses that your system has saved, and Windows can then request new ones.
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