Late last week, sections of the United States were sent into a downward spiral of slow to no internet. But alas, the worst is behind us, for now. The cause of the outage was a malicious attack by a group of hackers that targeted servers of the company Dyn, one of the largest internet hosts.
According to an article published on Inman, there were quite a few real estate sites that were affected by the internet outage. Among the biggest ones were Zillow and Trulia. The article explained that the real estate giants had used Dyn to host their sites online. After the Dyn servers were hit with a Disrupted Denial of Service (DDoS), many agents experienced problems displaying their listings online.
The good news is that everything has been resolved. An outage or disruption will happen again in the future though and we’d like to let you know how to survive it. (P.S. If civilization falls, you already know great properties to take shelter in, just save us a spot around the fire).