Current Economic Collapse News Brief - Episode 1108




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HACK ATTACK CAUSES INTERNET BLACKOUT
'TRIAL RUN' FEARS




In this news brief we will discuss the latest news on the economic collapse. We look to see if things are really that different. The central bank will not stop at just confiscating your wealth they will want your life. They want to enslave the people.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

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See articles below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3859500/Widespread-internet-havoc-major-attack-takes-websites-offline-Spotify-Twitter-sites-suffer-outages.html
DAILY MAIL:
Department of Homeland Security launches urgent investigation as massive ongoing series of cyber attacks takes down sites including Amazon, Spotify, Reddit and Twitter


  • Github, SoundCloud and PayPal also reported to be down
  • Some of Amazon's cloud services also believed to have been hit
  • Outage appeared to be primarily affecting web users on the US East Coast
  • Second wave of attacks began around 1PM ET
  • Department of Homeland Security 'investigating all potential causes'
  • The ongoing interruption of its network resulting from a DDoS attack
  • DDoS attacks are a primitive form of hacking using botnets - networks of computers that hackers bring under their control
By Libby Plummer For Mailonline 
Published: 08:32 EST, 21 October 2016 | Updated: 14:54 EST, 21 October 2016

A massive co-ordinated series of cyber attacks has forced hundreds of major websites from Amazon to Twitter offline. 

Internet service company Dyn, which controls the 'address book' of the internet for dozens of major companies, said that it had suffered its first denial of service (DDoS) attack shortly after 6AM ET (11AM BST), in an attack that mostly affected the east coast of the US.

It confirmed a second attack was underway at 1PM ET, which appeared to be centred on UK servers, and later said 'several' attacks were underway attacks servers across the globe. 

It was not immediately clear who was responsible and Gillian Christensen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was 'investigating all potential causes.' 

 


Internet users across the globe were hit throughout the day as 'several' massive cyber attacks hit a DNS service provider. This image shows problems reported with Level 3, a business service provider.

WHAT IS A DDOS ATTACK?

DDoS attacks are a primitive form of hacking using botnets - networks of computers that hackers bring under their control.

They do this by getting users to inadvertently download software, typically by following a link in an email or agreeing to download a corrupted file.

These botnets are then used to bombard the servers with simple requests for information carried out simultaneously, causing them to become overwhelmed and shut down. 

Dyn said it had resolved one attack, which disrupted operations for about two hours, but disclosed a second attack a few hours later that was causing further disruptions. 

After tweeting it had fixed the issue, the firm then tweeted 'We are continuing to mitigate a DDoS against our Managed DNS network,' as the second wave hit. 
The cyber attack meant that millions of internet users could not access the websites of major online companies such as Netflix and Reddit as well as the crafts marketplace Etsy and the software developer site Github, according to media reports.

The website Gizmodo said it had received reports of difficulty at sites for media outlets including CNN, The Guardian, Wired, HBO and People as well as the money transfer service PayPal.

'This has prevented some of our customers from being able to pay with PayPal in certain regions,' said Paypal spokeswoman Amanda Miller. 

'PayPal was not attacked directly, nor were any of our core services to business impacted in the disruption.'

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More Breaking news:

WEST COAST NOW UNDER ATTACK


http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/2...ar-to-be-back/

The West Coast is now under web attack. A host of websites are unavailable, including Twitter, in what appears to be a second assault Friday against a firm that connects internet users to websites.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly investigating. The attack raised fears that this could be a trial run for an attempt at a major disruption of the U.S. presidential election.

“Say, not to panic anybody, but what if the (attacks) today were practice for 11/8 ?” high-profile pundit Keith Olbermann tweeted.

While many of the websites affected by the first attack, which hit the East Coast, are back up, sites hosted on the West Coast, including Twitter and Recode, have been hit, and were unavailable for many as of 11 a.m. Friday.

As of 11 a.m., Dyn’s online update about its response to the attacks said the company was continuing to “investigate and mitigate.”

The outages appear to have resulted from a “distributed denial of services” attack on web hosting firm Dyn. Firms such as Dyn “act as the internet’s phone book and facilitate your request to go to a certain webpage and make sure you are taken to the right place. If the (domain name server) provider that handles requests for Twitter is down, well, good luck getting to Twitter,” explains Gizmodo.

“Distributed denial of service” attacks bombard an online service with so many messages from so many sources that the service is overwhelmed and can’t function properly. Commonly, attackers gain access to unsecured “internet of things” devices such as printers and security cameras, hijack the devices and direct messages from them to the target.

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Can't help but wonder since the U.S. gave up all over-sight and care of the internet a couple of weeks ago how much more vulnerable we are and how much more exposed we will be to hacking, and outages. It's going to get more and more interesting!

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