DDoS Attack Takes Down Twitter, Spotify, and More Dylan Duarte October 21, 2016 News Earlier this morning, in case you slept through it, there was a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the DNS provider Dyn. Dyn is responsible for little know websites like Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Shopify. You know, really obscure, fringe stuff. The DDoS attack primarily impacted U.S. servers, and also had an varying effects on Reddit, Airbnb, New York Times, and other websites, including Vox Media properties. Service was initially restored around 9:30 a.m. ET, but then a second attack came around noon, knocking the websites back offline. As of the time of this writing, the impacted websites I’ve visited seem to be functional, though different people seem to be getting different results. White House press secretary Josh Earnest has confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security is looking into the DDoS attacks, prompting one Twitter user to accuse the U.S. government of orchestrating the attacks themselves, because America is fun. Share This With The World!