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level-3-outage-map-screenshot-ddos-1-0There were multiple server outages today as a result of the still ongoing Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attacks which occurred today affection the U.S. The nature of DDoS attacks are to create massive bandwidth bottle necks in the Internet infrastructure which similar to blocked arteries, slows the internet speed down to a crawl.  In some cases EMAIL servers were affected and the transmission of email also ground to a halt.  These are VERY serious attacks at the Internet Infrastructure level. We will do our best to keep you posted!

The current DYN DNS DDoS attack that happened earlier today is serious. You can read more about here:

Rockbridge Customers – If you are experiencing Email issues today, please rest assured the source is NOT your website server.  Your website can be up and running but your email can be down due to this ongoing problem in the U.S.   Please read the new update below

Multiple waves of online attacks blocked many major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit and other sites.

The cause was a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against New Hampshire-based Internet performance company Dyn. The attacks made it difficult for users to access to many popular sites beginning at 7:10 a.m. ET and continued throughout the day.

“It’s a very smart attack. We start to mitigate, they react. It keeps on happening every time. We’re learning though,” said Kyle York, Dyn’s chief strategy officer said on a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon. —  USA TODAY