Many people have noticed that major sites have been affected by a DDoS attack today. Even some of the biggest sites have been affected and these issues are still ongoing. For example, EA, Twitter, Spotify and Reddit. Read our article below for more information.
What is a DDoS attack?
DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. It’s an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. The hackers target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.
Earlier on today twitter was just one of many to be affected by the attack. Twitter still isn’t working to it’s full potential. For example, when you go to upload an image the image sometimes disappears leaving just text. Earlier today it shut down for 2 hours!
Spotify has confirmed that they are aware of the issue and they are working to resolve.
We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted.
— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) October 21, 2016
EA has confirmed they are aware of the issue and they are working to resolve. However we are not exactly sure what has happened to EA as it could just be the hype from Battlefield 1. For more information on the EA Servers down read our latest article.
We are aware of the intermittent connectivity issues at present and are investigating. Apologies for the inconvenience.
— EA Support (@AskEASupport) October 20, 2016
Below we have some other the sites that were affected by the DDoS attack.
Sites affected by the DDoS Attack:
- Fox News
- The New York Times
Stay tuned for more news and updates.