I got this alert today that one of our local media outlets got hit with a possible DDoS. Just a few miles from them sits PacketViper, LLC, something which would have shut down the attacking countries at their port without the need of an global outage.
A large volume of Internet traffic overwhelmed Trib Total Media websites Friday, preventing users from accessing them. The incident started about 9 a.m. and lasted for about three hours, causing the Trib’s websites to become unavailable or run slowly. The Trib reported the event to the FBI as a precaution.