How the Dyn DDoS attack unfolded

Today’s attacks that overwhelmed the internet-address lookup service provided by Dyn were well coordinated and carefully plotted to take down data centers all over the globe, preventing customers from reaching more than 1,200 domains Dyn was in charge of.

The attacks were still going on at 7 p.m. Eastern time, according to ThousandEye, a network monitoring service.

Dyn’s service takes human-language internet addresses such as www.networkworld.com and delivers the IP addresses associated with them so routers can direct the traffic to the right locations.

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