Internet Service Disrupted in Large Parts of Eastern U.S.

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(Bloomberg) — Internet service was disrupted for many people in the Eastern U.S. on Friday after a web-hosting service was attacked by hackers.

Dyn Inc., a significant Domain Name Server, which facilitates the loading of web pages, said it was monitoring a DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attack.

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“Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time,” Dyn said in a note posted on its web site. “Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue.”

READ MORE: Not Just Krebs: Massive DDoS Attacks Seen Across Hosting Industry

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and The New York Times, among other sites, were all reported to be disrupted, according to numerous postings from people on social media.

SEE ALSO: Web Hosting Talk thread on DDOS extortion

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