For much of Friday, some of the internet’s biggest websites were rendered useless after a DDoS attack hit Dyn DNS.
In typical internet fashion, people took to social media sites that weren’t down, posting funny GIFs, reaction videos and of course, their words of wisdom. To be fair, what else can you do in a situation like this?
The DDoS affected Dyn’s DNS, leaving many of the web’s essential services inaccessible
At the time of writing, many sites remain inaccessible, but we have detailed a possible fix over on our primary article.
But if you’re interested in waiting it out, have a look at what the internet thought about today’s internet troubles below.
Humour, especially political humour, seems to win every time.
— rené (@Renatus84) October 21, 2016
Has Trump blamed Hillary Clinton for today’s #DDoS cyber-attacks or are we still waiting on that?
— Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ) October 21, 2016
— Sam Arnold (@b2ksamos) October 21, 2016
And if not, perhaps a splash of scepticism?
Investigators are looking into how climate change may have caused today’s DDoS attack.
— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) October 21, 2016
This DDoS is giving the internet a good dose of 2016.
— AdiKingsley-Hughes🌐 (@the_pc_doc) October 21, 2016
Today’s #ddos attack confirms what we’ve long suspected. The US govt is secretly at war with its own citizens. You should be concerned.
— dan rolle (@danrolle) October 21, 2016
With Twitter inaccessible, some were faced with an all too real dilemma for much of the day.
When people actually have to go out and have a social life because of the #DDoS :
But really, our lives are in shambles!!! pic.twitter.com/8tPRp1Yp2m
— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) October 21, 2016
For once, some genuinely scary food for thought on Twitter. This is especially nightmarish after Dyn noted some of the IP addresses in the DDoS were pegged to Internet of Things devices.
Can’t wait for these #ddos attacks when we all have self-driving cars
— Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) October 21, 2016
Speaking of food… food is affected too!?
The Chinese restaurant’s online ordering is down because of this DDOS attack
IS NOTHING SACRED YOU MONSTERS??
— Jos A Banks (@theJoshBanks) October 21, 2016
In times of severe stress, why not GIF?
— Z A C 🎃 (@TheFlamingPear) October 21, 2016
— LaunchPadCity (@launchpadcity) October 21, 2016
— Beth Henderson (@bahenderson) October 21, 2016
— Jack o’ Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) October 21, 2016
My Twitter service was just restored. Any DDoS internet attack that takes down social media is just diabolical. DIABOLICAL I say! pic.twitter.com/3EwlrYG4WA
— Brent McCluskey (@BrentMcCluskey) October 21, 2016
Engineering team of DynDNS dealing with the current DDoS. We’re thinking of blaming the DDoS on the Russians.
— E (@esheikh_) October 21, 2016
Even though many couldn’t access Twitter today, “DDoS” is trending on the micro-blogging site at present, with over 200 000 tweets mentioned.