On Friday Oct. 21, 2016, a DDoS attack shut down several popular internet sites. Users experienced slow access or no service to Twitter, Spotify, Shopify, SoundCloud, Reddit and The New York Times and others. The blackout—three waves of outages—was a result of a global DDoS attack on Dyn, the domain name service used by these sites. Dyn was able to mitigate the problem within six hours.
Experts from the Imperva Incapsula product team provide a detailed analysis of the Dyn DDoS attack and the steps to mitigate such attacks. Read the full blog here.