Third Wave Of Internet Cyber Attacks Lauched, Dyn Warns

Tyler Durden's picture

After two major, allegedly, cyber attacks targeted a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, earlier today disrupting access to dozens of websites on Friday, and preventing some users from accessing PayPal, Twitter and Spotify, moments ago the DNS service provider said that a third attack has been launched. From Reuters:


The source of the "millions" of malware attacks are so-called "smart" products, or everyday products around the house which are hooked up to the internet. So, while it may be difficult to pin this particular attack on Putin - though we are sure the "17 agencies" will try - one  can blame their "smart" toaster, "smart" lightbulb" and "smart" toilet for making Twitter inaccessible.

As Reuters also adds, it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the outages that began in the Eastern United States, and then spread to other parts of the country and Western Europe.

U.S. officials told Reuters that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were investigating. The disruptions come at a time of unprecedented fears about the cyber threat in the United States, where hackers have breached political organizations and election agencies.

Here is the punchline: Homeland Security last week issued a warning about a powerful new approach for blocking access to websites - hackers infecting routers, printers, smart TVs and other connected devices with malware that turns them into "bot" armies that overwhelm website servers in distributed denial of service attacks.

So.... your smart doorbell may just be hiding the internet terminator that will collapse the internet and prevent you from accessing your electronic cash in the bank.

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Dyn said it had resolved one morning attack, which disrupted operations for about two hours, but disclosed a second a few hours later that was causing further disruptions. Dyn initially said the outage was limited to the Eastern United States. Amazon later reported that the issue was affecting users in Western Europe. Twitter and some news sites could not be accessed by some users in London late on Friday evening.

PayPal Holdings Inc said that the outage prevented some customers in "certain regions" from making payments. But fear not: the money in your bank is "safe."

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Dyn is a Manchester, New Hampshire-based provider of services for managing domain name servers (DNS), which act as switchboards connecting internet traffic. Requests to access sites are transmitted through DNS servers that direct them to computers that host websites. Its customers include some of the world's biggest corporations and Internet firms, such as Pfizer, Visa, Netflix and Twitter, SoundCloud and BT.

And the best part: "Dyn said it was still trying to determine how the attack led to the outage but that its first priority was restoring service."

In other words, the company has no idea how the hackers hacked not just it, but the entire internet.

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_SILENCER's picture

As long as I can stream the BRAVO channel and keep up with all the faggotry and mind control, what's a little DNS problem?

hungarianboy's picture

More popcorn time.

Hillary probably testing together with soros how they can rig the voting and then blame putin.

Automatic Choke's picture

make sure it isn't a smart popcorn might be contributing to the problem.

as for me, i'm only dumping in dumb toilets.

Looney's picture


So, we threaten the Rooskies with Cyber War and our East Coast goes down.

I hope we stop threatening them with real war, ‘cause we might end up in a very precarious situation.


On the other hand, the East Coast going down could’ve been the covert CIA operation Joe Biden has warned the Russians about.   ;-)


erkme73's picture

Wooo... Hold on there, partner:



I guess they didn't get the MSM/Clinton memo... It's Russia.  No matter what... It's Russia.

Never One Roach's picture

I plugged in my old microwave this morning....could that have knocked the power out?

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

dry run by cartel (clintons) to steal or postpone the election....

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The FBI is investigating!

Hey everybody the FBI is investigating!

I bet the 'bad guys' are pissing themselves with fear.

Jim Sampson's picture

Gonna miss everyone when they take it down for good... except MDB, fuck him.

MalteseFalcon's picture

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for all my cars and my entire house - hell the entire grid - to be connected to the "internet of things".

Forward Soviet!!!

toro's picture

ONLY 1 GROUP of people wants to SHUT DOWN the internet. THOSE who hate the TRUTH.

philipat's picture

Hey toro, previously mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot then most recently Loftie. Looks like Loftie got banned or just outed. I shall miss him! Let’s see how long toro survives, shall we?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments; which are deliberately dramatic to mislead people into responding or clicking on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) philipat Oct 22, 2016 4:06 AM

No doubt Algore saw this coming when he invented the Internet.  He's a gazillionaire now, ya know.  Sort of like the Clinton Crime Family.

PavlovPup's picture

Talk to his dog " Outside is very overated and sniffing hydrants is sign of neo-con hostility. Gov studies show that dogs that stay off the couch live longest"

hungarianboy's picture

The FBI  should investigate comey if they want to get some credibility back.

3.7.77's picture

They should have waited until the end of month when ebt's are being filled.
I say false flag.

tuetenueggel's picture

Only if your pet was still in it.

Took Red Pill's picture

retaliation for Biden's comment (or actions)

Anyone else notice ZH running slow today? Probaly related to everything going on.

hungarianboy's picture

As long as it is a dns issue it is not that huge problem. The moment they attack cnn and other msm,power grids and such things,that's when the real shit would hit the fan. 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The FBI is investigating!

Hey everybody the FBI is investigating!

I bet the 'bad guys' are pissing themselves with fear.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Haha that was my first thought as well. "We investigated, but found that while some websites were certainly DDOS'd, what we weren't able to find was any INTENT to DDOS, so we are recommending no charges be brought"

What a fucking clownshow. I hope it is a bunch of high jacked 'smart electronics'. I was just listening to a friend of mine telling me how great his stupid Nest thermostat is, that senses his phone coming home and tracks it. That's fucking great, my god damn air conditioner always knows where I am. Same with his fucking refrigerator. Please, God I don't believe in, let his be among all the shit that got hacked, because I was telling everyone at work about the risks of having your all your appliances connected to the Internet. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy, but it would be irony at its finest.

We are so fucking stupid, we really do deserve it. Why does your toaster need to do anything other than toast bread?

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

The next attack will aim at Amazon. AWS powers most of the Internet server wise. Impacting their data centers would crush tons of Dot.con businesses. The real issue is that recalling all the zombie devices is impossible. Any ISP carrier trying to scan and block this traffic will block large chunks of people by accident. The people who control these devices will be point this cannon at anything that moves on the Internet. The real cool part will be seeing who is "spared" in the attacks.

greenskeeper carl's picture

It will indeed. Does it go after anything that actually matters?. I personally thing humanity is better off without Twitter anyway, but imagine the damage they could do to something like JPM, which unless I'm mistaken, administers the food stamp debit cards. Take that offline around the first of the month and keep it down a few days, you can turn every major US city into a de facto war zone without ever firing a shot.

tuetenueggel's picture

When you will see a really huge lightning flash right in the sky over

Obongo city, they hit you. Your tumbler speeds up to 12000 Upm and

your mobile is brighter than sun in Hawaii.

Don´t worry, be happy.

overbet's picture

I use Sandboxie for all web browsing. Its free. If you choose to buy it, you can set your browser to always open sanboxed. After I am done using the browser I delete the sandbox contents. Even if I downloaded the top 10 most horrific malware or viruses I dont think it matters because they are contained in the sandbox. If I need to download something permantly I run the broswer un-sanboxed and then run ccleaner when I am done.

I configured my routers to not accept any new connections. If I need to connect a new device it takes 5 minutes to login to the router settings and allow the connection.

There is probably more I could do that I dont know about, but I have never been infected and my computers run like new always.

I am not a tech person. This stuffs not hard if you read for a few minutes. Anything technical you want to do can be accomlished usually with a simple google search. Most of the time you can easily find what you want in simple to follow 3rd grade instructions.



hungarianboy's picture

They need more loadbalancers. Muuuuuuch more. Issue solved.

1777's picture

I just smack mine with a hammer, seems to be working OK too! :)

Calmyourself's picture

Who the hell knows anymore, probably Obama tying up the internet trying to delete all his gay porn history on his browser..

Parrotile's picture



Note that the realtime Norsemap ( ) is also unavailable (cached version only, no live version) which is interesting at least. 


It would be VERY interesting to see what's happening in realtime, and where the bulk of the "attacks" are originating from (hint - NOT Russian Federation!)

Parrotile's picture

After MANY reload attempts managed to get "live data" for no more than a very few seconds. The majority of the "Attacks" originate in the US (about 65% and China (about 25%, then Holland (2-3%) NOTHING from Russia. Targets are the US (De Kolb Junction?, 75%) and UAE (Dubai) (about 22%), every other target (France, Norway, Spain, Philippines) is less than 1% of attack total.

That was just 2-3 seconds' worth of available info. I suspect the  "Paying Customer" version would have a LOT more information, but I can't justify the expense of a paid subscription to a service I rarely use.

Sam.Spade's picture

Memo back to Hillery:

Russia has nothing to do with it.  You are up against Everyman Hacker.

Think master code-smiths forging break-in tools and then selling them to millions of unemployed all over the world who, like army ants, use them to probe for any security weakness, stealing whatever they find and selling it to the highest bidder.

Like an ocean full of Somali Pirates cruising the Internet.

Your buddy Obama may be able to negotiate a truce with other states like Russia or China, but how does he stop them?  A mass assault on his Deep State from below?

Think he can just track them down and arrest them?  Good luck.  Because they have learned how to hide in the vastness of cyberspace like buccaneers before the invention of steam.

How? Imagine tor relay nodes replaced with the hacked thermostats described in the article.  Think Anonymous communication networks composed, not of legal and therefore trackable computers, but of Botnets so numerous that no amount of effort by your paid stooges can trace the communications that go through them.

Linked together to make a new digital badlands where anyone can hide and speak out against you, protected from your wrath by a cloak of impenetrable anonymity.

With Bitcoin becoming anonymous because the block chain nodes that run it link through this network so you can't trace the IP addresses of the people who use them.

Wake up, Hillary.  Your opponents are trading the tools of your political death on thousands of next-generation Silk Roads, linked together by these botnets, secure from your wrath, forming a new worldwide cyber Thieves Emporium.

There's a technically-accurate description of this world in a novel named after that marketplace, the only one left in the world that is still open and free.

It's called Thieves Emporium.

The Daily Anarchist loved the book and called it 'Barely Fiction'.  The Daily Bell thought it was so good, they ran it as a serial.

If you really want to know what you're up against, Hillery, you better get your hands on a copy.

You to, Barak.

Rated 4.6 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

RogerMud's picture

warning: i would not be at all suprised to learn that this attack was simply Comtrolled Opposition (in other words a false flag)

Reasonig is that this type of attack is exactly what the US Corporatocracy needs to turn the public Internet into the one-way medium they have always wished it was: "So you want to run a server and do anything besides consume information? That will require a 'information sending' license for $500/month. No, you can't send any random network packets you want through our cable modem." Comcast and Verizon will be more than happy to play along.

Oldwood's picture

They have us.

Just like with the radical's all a false flag OR we deserve to be attacked.

This is what they have created again and again. Deny the reality while giving reasons why it occurs.

We believe the Russians are being deliberately blamed for shit they have nothing to do with, threatening them with counter measures and then suddenly we are attacked overtly....again without accurate attribution.

We are at war with ourselves.

hungarianboy's picture

Exactly. And then it turns out that another person from the NSA wanted some way to make it clear to the status quotethat people are fed up with the shit they create. But doesn't dare to come forward like Snowden so decides to use NSA power from his desk to launch DDOS attacks. But we all know'the Russians will be blamed anyway. Bunch of hypocrits in the USA. And there are people that buy the shit the white house and hillary says. How dumb can a human being be?


If they go low the democrats go lower.

jewish_master's picture

Alex jones had a vid warning somee like this 2 days ago....he is an insdie source?

tuetenueggel's picture

"I hope we stop threatening them with real war, ‘cause we might end up in a very precarious situation."

Don´t worry. Being dead doesn´t hurt.

Avatar Of Failure's picture

How the fuck you know that? Were you dead?

Elliott Eldrich's picture

"Being dead doesn´t hurt."

Being dead ain't the problem. Getting dead is the problem. Getting dead SUCKS.

GeoffreyT's picture

I know what you're getting at, but it depends on the mechanism. What you said is right for 99.99% of everyone who ever got dead: it was usually preceded by a wound or a long period of painful illness or decline.

monk27's picture

Must be those US cyber attacks that Biden was warning about. Too bad their aim is piss poor, so they hit the wrong targets... Either that, or it's just the only way they could come up with to make WikiLeaks stop "leaking"...

Matteo S.'s picture

Call it a false flag cyber attack. The neocon and liberal hawk imperialist wackos want their war against Russia.

Which means either a salvatory US face losing defeat if the war remains a limited one in Syria, or a disastrous nuclear wipe-out.

freedogger's picture

If Netflix goes down this will get ugly fast.

greenskeeper carl's picture

God damn, could you imagine? No Netflix and no SNAP cards?

JusticeTBuford's picture

Just laying the groundwork for November 9th.

tuetenueggel's picture

It´s been Putin.

Who else ? Maybe Trump ?