Oct 21, 2016
Something extraordinary is taking place today (Friday) with the Internet in the United States. Vast portions of the country are now down. Experts say this is too big for a Hacker-Driven, Denial of Service attack. Fears now being expressed that government may be cutting off communications . . .
This is only SPECULATION, but it is already widespread.
UPDATE 12:49 PM EDT --
Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on a major internet management company.
On Friday morning, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack that caused major problems for numerous websites. People reported issues with Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and numerous other sites.
Dyn said at 9:20 a.m. ET that it resolved an attack that began at 7 a.m. ET Friday. But at 11:52 a.m. ET, the company said an attack had resumed.
Shortly after Dyn announced it was experiencing another attack, people reported more problems accessing Twitter and other sites.
Domain name systems (DNS) are essentially the GPS of the internet, taking the text URLs you type into a browser and figuring out where those websites’ data is located on the back end. So when you type mashable.com in a browser, it shows you both the real Mashable and can quickly and easily locate the nearest server that hosts the site’s data.
Cyber "Attacks" Which Crippled US Internet, Came (mostly) from INSIDE the USA; specifically a US AFB in KS
Oct 22, 2016
As of 2:00 AM EDT on Sat., Oct. 22, Cyber-Sleuths are still working to mitigate ongoing "attacks"causing massive Internet outages across the U.S. all day. But a troubling pattern is emerging: The attacks originate (mostly) INSIDE the U.S.
According to the automated attack-monitoring-map offered by FortiGuard, much of today's Internet trouble was caused by attacks launched against Data Centers in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Seattle. But the largest bursts of these attacks originated repeatedly from . . . . Wichita, Kansas.
Using the GeoIP lookup system, open public records seem to indicate the attacks originated from a geographic area about 5 miles southeast of downtown Wichita, but there are no large public data centers located in that part of the city. In fact, the only large anything in that area is . . . . McConnell Air Force Base. HMMMMMMM.
According to the public web site of McConnell Air Force Base, the first -and perhaps most important function -- of that base is . . . the 184th Intelligence Wing. "Intelligence" as in . . . information . . . . as in . . .computers! HMMMMM.
The live attack-map offered by Fortiguard allows anyone to watch the attacks in real time. There's a link below for you to see for yourself, but we can tell you that several lengthy sessions of watching these attacks has revealed the US is attacking itself. MASSIVE bursts of attack data come from Witchita to Boston, then New York, then to San Francisco, then Los Angeles, and frequently to Seattle. Seconds later, these cities seem to "return fire" back against Wichita with MASSIVE bursts of data. Here are a few examples: