Major sites like Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit got DDos attacked today. Battlefield 1 servers and the PlayStation Network are also offline.
Lots of players including my self experienced problems loading or playing on major sites today. An article on USA today said that DDoS attacks had taken major sites down like Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit.
The situation is serious enough that the White House said the Department of Homeland Security is “monitoring the situation,” although there is currently no indication as to who might be responsible. That is pretty serious in my opinion!
The scale of the attack means it may even be the result of nation-state activity, although again, as far as I know responsibility hasn’t been claimed. Sadly in a situation like this you can’t just go to Twitter to check what is happening, quite ironic really.
Keep an eye out on Twitter, oh wait.
Update: As of 3:43 p.m. ET, Dyn the company the DDoS attacked were “continuing to investigate and mitigate” the attacks.
Update 2: (7:15 p.m. ET) The PlayStation Network has returned to being fully operational, according to its status page, and Dyn’s incident report says the issue has been resolved as of 6:17 p.m. ET. However, some Xbox Live apps are still having problems for now.