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US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the East Coast of the United States on Friday, according to analysts and company officials.

The White House described the disruption as malicious. Members of a hacker group spread across China and Russia claimed responsibility, although their assertion couldn't be verified.

Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn Inc. said its server infrastructure was hit by what are known as distributed denial-of-service attacks, which work by overwhelming targeted machines with junk data. The attack affected users trying to access popular websites across America and in Europe, including such sites as...

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