US Internet Disrupted as Key Firm Gets Hit by Cyberattack

LONDON—Reports of online disruption cropped up across the East Coast of the United States after a key internet firm was hit by a cyberattack Friday.

Manchester, New Hampshire-based Dyn, Inc. said its server infrastructure was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which works by overwhelming targeted machines with junk traffic.

Dyn said in a series of statements that it first became aware of the attack around 7:00 a.m. local time and that services were restored to normal about two...

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