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INTERNET DISRUPTED ACROSS CANADA AND U.S. AS KEY FIRM HIT BY CYBERATTACKS

How’s your internet service?

Chances are it’s a bit slow, or non – existent, depending on the site you’re trying to access.

That’s because cyberattacks on a key internet firm – repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the east coast of the U.S., and in Canada, as well as in Toronto – even in Europe.

Among the sites apparently affected were Twitter, Netflix and Sony’s Playstation network.

Web-technology provider Dynamic Network Services says its domain name system, or DNS, was hit with a Denial-of-Service attack early today at 7:10 am. That attack was resolved – but DNS reported a second one around midday. A Denial-of-Service attack can knock websites offline by flooding them with junk data – blocking the way for legitimate users.

DNS’s services are a key part of the digital supply chain – that allows web addresses like Twitter.com to take users to the infrastructure that hosts them.

There’s no word at this point on where the attack originated.

The post INTERNET DISRUPTED ACROSS CANADA AND U.S. AS KEY FIRM HIT BY CYBERATTACKS appeared first on Zoomer Radio AM740.

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