The attack happened on Friday,  with a targeted attack on the Dyn DNS servers.Forcibg them in to melt down, and so taking the out of action.This is know as  DDoS. 

It is believed the Mirai bonnet, with can install Itself on to IP webcam, routers and other always on Web connected devices. Which still use the default administration password, are to blame

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/netflix-twitter-internet-down-not-working-broken-paypal-ebay-facebook-instagram-a7374506.html

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