Sites across the Internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on Dyn a major internet management company.
Many major sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify were affected by what was described as a DDoS, or a distributed denial of service attack, that caused widespread problems across the Internet.
Starting at 7:10 EDT on October 21st-Friday 2016 Dyn began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack.
Some of the sites taken down by the cyber attack were:
Gary Miliefsky, the CEO of Snoopwall, told FoxNews.com that DDoS attacks are common and can be launched cheaply.
“[They] have become so frequent and due to the massively deployed secret botnets (malware running on computers all over the globe), you can lease a DDoS attack against any target, like Dyn, for a very low cost,” he said in an email. “In addition, with the exponential power of computing, one can build DoS equipment for less than $300.”