DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

An extraordinary, focused attack on DNS provider Dyn continues to disrupt internet services for hundreds of companies, including online giants Twitter, Amazon, AirBnB, Spotify and others.

Paul Calatayud, CTO of FireMon, reflected briefly on what this meant for Dyn itself: “What causes me to pause and reflect most in regards to this breaking news is that Dyn DNS is a DNS SaaS provider. Its core job is to host and manage DNS services for its clients. The impact and harm has a ripple effect attributed to the various clients Dyn services. As attackers evaluate their targets, and organisations run to the proverbial cloud for various reasons, it introduces interesting targets for the bad guys.”