Technology News

latest updates from easySERVICE™

LinkedIn just one of thousands of sites hit by DNS issue: Cisco


Although LinkedIn bore the brunt of attention over a DNS issue that saw it drop off the web for hours, Cisco believes that almost 5,000 other sites were also affected.

LinkedIn was only one of thousands of websites that went down last Wednesday due to issues with its domain name system (DNS) servers, according to Cisco.

Although LinkedIn has stated that its outage was due to an error made by the company that manages its domain and not due to any form of malicious activity, there was some malicious activity involved — just not directly aimed at the social networking company.

Network Solutions wrote on its company blog that it had been resolving a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack at the time, and that “a small number of Network Solutions customers were inadvertently affected”.

Looking at the problem from a network perspective, Cisco said it saw the name servers for Network Solutions change to those at

However, Cisco believes that this actually lends credibility to the theory that it was not a malicious attack.

“The fact that so many domains were displaced in such a highly visible way supports Network Solutions’ claim that this was indeed a configuration error.”

Including the US Postal Service, Yelp, and Fidelity, Cisco believes that almost 5,000 domains may have been affected. The list includes other major companies, including Subaru, Mazda USA, US Airways, Craigslist, and

Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to like this post.

Source: Associated Press


11 comments on “LinkedIn just one of thousands of sites hit by DNS issue: Cisco

    June 26, 2013

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this
    board and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me
    out much. I am hoping to give one thing back and aid others like you helped me.

  2. Hiya, Im really glad Ive found this information.
    Today bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is actually frustrating.
    A good website with exciting content, this is what I need.
    Thank you for keeping this site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters?
    Cant find it.

  3. Al Soisson
    July 11, 2013

    I just want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and site-building and really enjoyed you’re blog site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog . You really come with beneficial articles and reviews. Many thanks for sharing your blog.

  4. hunde penisse
    July 13, 2013

    This is the hunde penisse many enjoyment though and i also bring
    almost everyone in to the future use them. Sound pattern must be interesting
    not only a occupation.

  5. kebab
    July 13, 2013

    I do not even understand how I stopped up right here,
    however I believed this post was once great. I dont know who you are but definitely you are
    going to a well-known blogger if you are not already Cheers!

  6. Paul
    July 14, 2013

    great points altogether, you simply won a emblem new reader.

  7. agreg
    July 14, 2013

    You are my inspiration , I possess few blogs and rarely run out from to post .

  8. Aisha
    July 15, 2013

    I really like your writing style, fantastic info, thank you for
    posting . “In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it.”
    by Epictetus.

  9. Pingback: Homepage

  10. Dannie
    March 30, 2014

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  11. binäre optionen
    April 10, 2014

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up and the rest of the site is very good.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: