Twitter, Netflix and other sites in Qatar down as result of cyber attacks in U.S. Friday morning

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Internet users collectively lost it when they reported widespread problems across some popular sites on Friday morning.

The outage, mainly affecting the northeast U.S., seems to have been brought on by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, an Internet company that hosts a variety of widely used platforms, though it is currently unclear why this happened.

Writing on its website Friday morning, Dyn said it had been the subject of an attack, adding that “some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time.” Service has since been restored, according to DNS status reports. (Dyn, October 21, 2016) Source: Time.com

In Qatar, Twitter, Netflix, and Soundcloud are among websites that are currently down and have been having issues since this morning. The reported cyber attacks hit popular sites Twitter, Spotify, Soundcloud, Netflix, Reddit, the New York Times, Airbnb, and Etsy in the U.S.

The attacks appear to have affected the sites on a global scale, considering that the main host of these popular sites, Dyn, was attacked. 

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have not been reported to have had any issues. However, images sent via WhatsApp are not downloading for users. Who else is experiencing this?

Find out more about the cyber attack here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/business/internet-problems.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 

Has anyone else been having issues with other sites? Comment below!

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