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LinkedIn Outage Due to DNS Issue

Users of LinkedIn were unable to access the site for several hours due to what the company has reported to have been a DNS issue. The site is claimed to have been accidentally pointed to a domain name parking page and some users were greeted with a domain for sale page when trying to access LinkedIn's homepage. According to downrightnow, LinkedIn’s outage began around 6 pm PST on Wednesday and is continuing, though website has gradually resumed for some users.

The company issued the following statement via Twitter with no further details: "Our site is now recovering for some members. We determined it was a DNS issue, and we're continuing to work on it. Thanks for your patience."

App.net co-founder Bryan Berg, claimed that LinkedIn's DNS was "hijacked" and all traffic has been sent to a network hosted by this company Confluence Networks. "And they don't require SSL, so if you tried to visit, your browser sent your long-lived session cookies in plaintext."

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