Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitter: Denial of Service Attack


As twitter was down for about 2 hours this morning, Im sure all of us twitter addicts were flipping out about what was going on, but now its back up & running. Twitter owner confirmed that the social network encountered a “denial service attack”, overwhelming the site with traffic. Well I surely was buggin out LOL.

"Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we defend and later investigate."

read full article here via CNN


ABC said...

i was going balistic because i couldn't sign on via my phone or see anyone else's tweets!