Internet outage swoops in and out of the US this morning

The impact of the outage as of 9:50 am Eastern time.

Screenshot by Ashlee Clark Thompson/CNET

Popular websites like Twitter and Spotify were reportedly down this morning because of a denial-of-service attack on a DNS (domain name system) infrastructure, according to Dyn, the internet performance management company at the center of the attack. Dyn reported that its services were back up at about 9:40 am Eastern time after hours of users reporting problems accessing various sites.

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