• Global Internet Disruptions Underway


    A massive attack of some sort is underway and is affecting servers, including Cloud servers, across the planet.   So far,  the US government (congress) is partially affected, web sites that host media and law enforcement, and some cloud servers that host domestic and foreign sites are hanging, freezing, or just plain unavailable.  Even Gmail has been running slow.

    Earlier today, most of the Cloud was rained out, and anyone with data stored on servers affected were not able to access it.  Hopefully, those who store their data on the cloud did not have their data compromised.

    As of this writing, the attack was still ongoing.


    "War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. And I say let us give them all they want" ----- William T. Sherman

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    • #2369943

      Fastly CDN issue. Fixed.

    • #2369944

      I read that nearly all traffic goes through about four content distributing networks.  No attack, just reliance on the same cloud infrastruture.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #2369948

      This is obviously a multifaceted attack.  Sixty members of congress have been hit with Ransomware when their servers came back online this morning.

      "War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. And I say let us give them all they want" ----- William T. Sherman

    • #2369951

      Thanks, Clear Thunder.

      I have searched for more information on this and found some very recent reports, including the one below. It seems the outages were caused by a problem at a Web services provider and has now been taken care of:



      Several major websites, including those of the British government, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times and The Guardian, were briefly inaccessible for many users on Tuesday morning.

      According to Downdetector.com, which tracks internet disruptions, sites including Etsy, Hulu, PayPal, Reddit, Twitch and Twitter also reported problems.

      Many of the affected sites appeared to have been restored after a little less than an hour.

      The outage was connected to Fastly, a provider of cloud computing services used by scores of companies to improve the speed and reliability of their websites. Fastly later said on its website that the issue had been identified and that a fix was being made.

      Fastly works on technology known as a content delivery network, which is a highly distributed network of servers used to reduce the distance between a server and user, and increase the speed at which a website loads.

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      • #2369953

        Susan and Oscar are right.


        A little Google/Bing translate might help.


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        • #2370437

          Good article. Translator helped me a lot 🙂 Centralized solutions are tempting targets. But also making technology available to wide public. If the solution is “centralized” its vulnerable. I think people forgot, that world, life, animals, planet, universe is not about best mobile phone and connection. Its like we have been brainwashed and forgot about important things sometimes.

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    • #2370243

      There’s an informative write-up on this incident here.

      Amazing how one random action by a single user can wreak havoc on a wide swath of the Internet. What happened in this case may not have been a deliberate cyber-attack, but…

      “CDNs are part of the internet’s critical infrastructure and if threat actors hadn’t already cottoned on to this as a direct attack vector to bring down the internet, they will now after monitoring [Tuesday’s] misfortunate events,” said Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist at security firm ESET in a statement.


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    • #2370275

      Fastly sez one customer reconfigured his internet connection and started the outage.



    • #2370428

      Fastly sez one customer reconfigured his internet connection and started the outage

      Not our fault. Don’t blame us.

      I’m sure I’ve heard that before somewhere!?

      cheers, Paul

      • #2370454

        Full reference.

        Nick Rockwell
        Senior Vice President of Engineering and Infrastructure

        We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on June 8 when it was triggered by a valid customer configuration change.

        On May 12, we began a software deployment that introduced a bug that could be triggered by a specific customer configuration under specific circumstances.

        Early June 8, a customer pushed a valid configuration change that included the specific circumstances that triggered the bug, which caused 85% of our network to return errors.

    • #2370478

      Re: 2369971
      The link you recommend reading


      from US Naval Institute Proceedings IMHO is excellent.   Thanks HF


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