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There have been reports of widespread internet disruption all across the East Coast of the United States after a major internet company was hit by a large cyberattack.
User information and security are safe, experts say. It is only the web stability at risk.
New Hampshire-based Dyn said its server infrastructure was hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with malicious electronic traffic.
The company said in a series of statements that the attack took place early Friday local time and created disruption, but that “services have been restored to normal,”
The level of disruption caused was hard to gauge, but Dyn provides internet traffic optimization to some of the biggest names on the web, including Twitter, Netflix and Visa.
Several sites, such as coder hangout Github, also reported experiencing problems, although it was not immediately clear whether the issues were linked to the cyberattack.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article