A suspected DDoS attack has taken down the world’s largest social media companies. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and more are all suffering for problems that are stopping people getting online through websites and apps.It is not clear if the outages are connected. But they all mysteriously began at the same time, and are being felt across the world.
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools:
“If this does turn out to be a DDoS attack, it underscores that this kind of attack is among the more intractable methods, because even the most sophisticated DDoS mitigation technologies–which Facebook likely has at their disposal–have their limitations. Because DDoS relies on huge numbers of conscripted zombie machines, often IoT devices, it’s incumbent upon all of us to practice good cyber hygiene to limit the number of resources a DoS attacker can marshall.”