Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak FutureWilliam Turton10/21/16 1:50pmFiled to: ddoshackingsecurityinternet64823EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkImage: ShutterstockThis morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks.Some think the attack was a political conspiracy, like an attempt to take down the internet so that people wouldn’t be able to read the leaked Clinton emails on Wikileaks. Others think it’s the usual Russian assault. No matter who did it, we should expect incidents like this to get worse in the future. While DDoS attacks used to be a pretty weak threat, we’re entering a new era.