Refreshing your browser made that huge DDoS attack seem much worse


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While much of the internet was frantically trying to refresh their browsers on Friday, the folks at Dyn were facing a huge digital assault that appeared to be coming from just about everywhere. 

Their servers were swamped and, because Dyn provides domain name services to many of the most popular sites on the internet, that's all the online community was talking about. 

The attack — known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) — was indeed bad. DDoS attacks are defined by a flood of "junk data" that clogs a specific site so legitimate users can't get through.  Read more...

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