A large-scale cyber-attack has hit the U.S. taking out the internet throughout large portions of the east coast and taking down thousands of American-based websites.
As usually our corrupt government propagandist’s news networks are completely ignoring the story, instead they choose to run hours of nonsensical coverage on what Donald Trump said back in the 1990s. We no longer have a media, and the freedom of the alternative media and the internet are under attack.
At around 7 a.m. ET Friday, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it was under a cyber-attack. They said the attack is responsible for the major problems we are seeing sweeping throughout the internet. Ironically, or maybe not so ironically, the attack is targeting the same system structures that our government just lost control of thanks to President Obama giving away our control of ICANN.
Numerous websites are down, including large sites like Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Netflix, Vox Media sites, Reddit, Disqus, and PayPal. The website Downdetector, which monitors internet connectivity and outages, was reporting vast areas of the United States were having trouble connecting to the web
The White House is aware of the attacks, and the Department of Homeland Security is taking a close look at the “malicious activity,” a CBS News reporter said on Twitter, minutes before Twitter itself went down.
According to Dyn, the attack they are experiencing is a DDoS style attack. DDoS stands for “distributed denial of service” and is a common tactic used by hackers and rogue governments to take down Internet-connected servers. In a DDoS attack, malicious users build a network of computers that then send massive amounts of traffic to particular servers with the goal of denying the use of those servers to other users, according to Cisco.
This cyber attack comes as Wikileaks was threatening to release some of their most damaging material, causing some to speculate that this could be an internal attack by our own government. Around the same time the attacks were in full swing, Wikileaks tweeted “Heavily armed ‘police’ appear outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian Assange has political asylum.” minuted later Twitter went down.
Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to start a Cyberwar with Russia.
“We released this information to put the people doing it on a notice that they’re not, quote, ‘getting away with it’ for free, as well as to put states on notice that we’re serious when we say they need to take every measure possible to guarantee the integrity of our elections,” Kerry told The Internet Association’s Virtuous Cycle Conference. “And we will and can respond in ways that we choose to at the time of our choice.”
We are in big trouble folks. During the middle of one of the largest cyber attacks on our infrastructure in quite some time, not one of the so-called 24/7 news networks is even talking about it. Should the internet be hit with a larger attack, sites like this, Twitter and other alternative news sites could go down for good, leaving you with only the government propagandists on FOX, MSNBC, and CNN.