On Friday, major Internet sites, including Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and others were subject to what is called a denials of service attacks DDOS. The focus appears to be Dyn which hosts major domain names.
The attacks do not appear to be state-sponsored. (SEE TWEETS BELOW)
Tweets about cyber attack
The attacks came from thousands of IP’s which bombarded the Dyn servers resulting in the meltdown.