The internet is going down, people.
Friday morning’s cyberattack on Dyn — a company that hosts some major domain name systems — caused a horrific chain of events for the internet, one of the worst outages resulting from an attack.
The morning began with problems for major websites, including Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, and Airbnb, but since Dyn is essentially a major backbone of the internet, the severity of the situation escalated since.
Despite Dyn announcing that the attacks were resolved by mid morning, the company announced that the trouble had resumed in the early afternoon.
Many sites are still being affected by the massive attack, which began around 7 a.m. ET, and Dyn posted the follow update on its website at 18:52 UTC:
At this time, the advanced service monitoring issue has been resolved. Our engineers are still investigating and mitigating the attacks on our infrastructure.
As the severity of the situation continued to increase, services including PayPal, GitHub, Box, Spotify, Storify, Comcast, Basecamp and Eventbrite began making statements to their users:
According to downdetector, Twitter reported problems at 7:22 a.m. ET and saw a spike again around 1:00 p.m. ET, prompting a tweet from the company’s support team:
Spotify and PayPal also reported issues, both at 7:29 a.m. ET and saw similar, drastic spikes around 1:00 p.m. ET.
The massive outage is even impacting several companies whose sites have not been directly attacked.
Event company Eventbrite also reported problems, which affected the ticket sales of at least one organization — the “Mortified” podcast.
Though the source of the problems are unclear, as of 3:00 p.m ET major websites like Grubhub, Clevland.com, HBO Now, People.com, Recode, The Verge and NHL.com remained inaccessible.
In 2016 alone, the internet has taken some serious hits from cyberattacks.
Just imagine how dramatic that full picture would appear.