By Tenta November 11, 2016
If you live in Western or Northeastern United States, you may have been impacted by the DDoS attack that overtook the web last month. Sites like Twitter, GitHub, and various email services were interrupted for the better part of October 21st due to various Distributed Denial of Service attacks that took place over the course of the day, focusing on the DNS managing service, Dyn. The internet management company handles DNS infrastructure and traffic (and provides servers) for the major sites that were affected, hence their temporary inaccessibility during the attacks.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tenta.com/blog/post/2016/11/how-to-surf-the-web-during-a-ddos-attack