Twitter, Spotify among major websites down Friday morning

Twitter, Spotify among major websites down Friday morning

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You may have had issues checking your Twitter feed Friday morning and you weren't alone.

According to the website DownDetector.com, widespread reports around New England showed sites like Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, SoundCloud and Tumblr were out of service for Friday morning.

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The sweeping outage is being blamed on a DDOS attack against a Dyn DNS, a service provider based in Manchester, N.H., according to TechCrunch.

The domain name system (DNS) service provides domain registration and other online infrastructure support for many major websites.

A DDOS (Dedicated Denial of Service) occurs when a website receives more requests than its host can process, some use this as a method of attacking websites or web hosts by sending a massive number of requests.