The United States experienced a massive cyber attack on Friday as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider was implemented.
Many internet sites were unreachable during the attack. Top sites such as Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected along with major news outlets.
Initially, reports indicated that a “nation-state” was involved due the size and severity of the outage. Federal officials were investigating to determine who was behind the attack.
A Tweet posted by WikiLeaks claims that hackers sympathetic to the organization orchestrated the denial of service attack in response to President Obama asking the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian Assange is staying to shut off his internet.
Hillary’s campaign and the Obama administration have repeatedly blamed Russians for being behind the hacking and releasing of government and political party emails.
Assange’s internet was cut on Saturday, October 15th. The move came after Assange, through WikiLeaks published Hillary Clinton’s speeches to executives at Goldman Sachs.
It’s widely believed that President Obama pressured the Ecuadorian Embassy to cut Assange’s internet as the emails he leaks have been seriously damaging to Hillary Clinton campaign, and her trustworthiness.
WikiLeaks asserts that President Obama had Secretary of State John Kerry ask Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa to cut off Assange’s internet access, a claim the State Department denies (Of course).
This is a developing story.