A massive attack took over the Internet and majority of the world's biggest sites were affected! Friday is a prime time for Internet browsing and casual news reading. However, site visitors' usual routine came into a halt when they found themselves having trouble accessing these sites including: Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Reddit, Paypal, Ebay, Github and Souncloud to name a few.

According to Wired, the ubiquitous interference was an outcome of an organized attack on Dyn which took down most of the Internet in East Coast. Dyn, known as Domain Name System (DNS) is a web directory hosting company, was swamped with multiple Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which lead to a total or intermittent lose of access to numerous sites.

A DDoS attack occurs when a mammoth amount of data or traffic from multiple sources are directed to a certain website to overwhelm its servers causing network failures and unavailability. Independent reports, Dyn was the main target of the attacks which affected the visitor's access on their clientele's sites.

The first strike was resolved after about two hours, Wire indicated and detailing more that second and third wave of attacks succeeded within the day that were later resolved. Furthermore, Dyn released a statement on their website stating that their engineers were "still investigating and mitigating the attacks on our infrastructure."

Meanwhile, the culprit behind the organized cyber-attack that shook the whole Internet is still unknown. Kyle York, Dyn's chief strategist said that the hit was very sophisticated and "this was not your everyday DDoS attack," Independent published. Adding, "The number and types of attacks, the duration of attacks and the complexity of these attacks are all on the rise."

Other web security experts believed that assailant behind this enormous disruption is a work of a large nation. Either way, this attack is a wake-up call for a tighter security measure. Apparently, someone is making their self present better yet, this may be the first in the string of attacks these companies should braise themselves for.