UPDATE, 1:55pm: Both Twitter and our comments are back in action.
ORIGINAL STORY: The major attack Friday that has caused big websites to go down — including Netflix, the New York Times, The Guardian, Spotify and Reddit — has affected Berkeleyside too.
Our Twitter account is unavailable, as Twitter is one of the sites that has shut down. Our comments are not functioning as they operate on the Disqus platform which also appears to have been affected by the outage.
The New York Times reported that many large websites were inaccessible to some East Coast users Friday morning and to people across the country by the early afternoon after Dyn, a company that serves as an internet switchboard, came under attack.
Dyn servers monitor and reroute internet traffic and it began experiencing a “distributed denial-of-service attack” just after 7 a.m. After dealing with that, it was attacked again later in the day, according to the Times.
Berkeleyside will keep readers informed by updating this story and our Facebook page which has not been affected by the attack.
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