Popular Websites Disrupted As Key Firm Gets Hit By Cyberattack; Audio Excerpt
There have been reports of popular websites, including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and others, being disrupted Friday across the East Coast after a key firm was hit by a cyberattack. New Hampshire-based Dyn said its server infrastructure was allegedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with malicious electronic traffic.
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