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A massive cyberattack knocked out major websites across the internet

• Business Insider by Kif Leswing

The affected sites include Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Github, and Spotify.

It was mostly resolved at 9:20 a.m. ET, but at 12:07 p.m. ET, the issue started to crop up again, according to Dyn, one of the companies at the center of the apparent cyber attack.

At 4:16 p.m. ET, Dyn said that it was facing a third wave of attacks, CNBC reported.

Around 6:20 p.m. ET, Dyn said that the incident had been resolved, according to a status update on its website.

The issue appears to have something to do with DNS hosts — in particular, Dyn, one of the biggest DNS companies.