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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Twitter website down after attack


news.bbc.co.uk

Micro-blogging service Twitter has been taken offline in what the company believes is a co-ordinated attack.

The popular site has been subject to a so-called denial-of-service attack, according to the company's status blog.
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Additional wave of cyber attacks expected today(7 South Korean websites have been attacked today)




posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Who's it going to be, North Korean cyber terrorists, an irate CIA employee with an axe to grind!

Probabaly just some punks with too much spare time on their summer holidays.

Still, it will be interesting to see if they track the culprit down.

Remember all those predictions of cyber attacks by North Korea.

Did anything come of it?

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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I hate it when they attack sportsbooks, people's money (mine) is at stake when they do that.

What good does attacking a site like Twitter do? It's not like the participants can't bet on a sporting event or something? I imagine if it happens often that advertisers might get upset, but how does this affect its members?



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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What gets me is that every where you go they advertise joining twitter, msm has been using it, even NASA sites to name but a couple, so what gives? They never had problems prior to going mainstream and becoming huge.

Is this a direct sign that shows the vulnerability of the Internet as a whole? I mean so many computer newbys have signed on with twitter, so this just shows them no place is safe, I think it is a set up.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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Odd, just last month there was a story about internal Twitter documents being leaked after an attack, so I wonder if this is the doing of the same group behind the first incident or is it completely separate?

One thing is for sure it seems that Twitter's staff aren't that hot at keeping things online, such downtime for a popular service can spell almost certain death if it keeps happening.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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great news....

Maybe they will get rid of this piece of brain rotting web sillyness.....

Can't really think of anything worse than TWITTER.....


10:08am: woke up and twitter was gone !!! hooooorahhhh....

We can only dream i guess....



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Its actually got some really good uses, you can use it to keep users of a site/service updated on statuses, some enterprising folks have even used it as a communications medium with devices that are connected to the web, so you can tweet commands to be carried out by something.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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It's back on line.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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Nice one!

Looks like they sorted it out pretty quickly, definitely some geeks with no summer jobs then!



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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It may be for you but for me iexplorer stops working when i try to connect to the site!...

i got one 404 screen but even that i couldnt do anything with iexplorer just freezes and i have to use my task manager to get rid of the page.

Edit
kay i was able to conect to the address bu t there is nothing there. just a cannot find page.

[edit on 6-8-2009 by toraylin]



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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Hm weird:



Ongoing denial-of-service attack 1 hour ago

We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly.

Update: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack.





posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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If they can shut down that horrid website they must have some good IT skills. Who actually likes it? 8:23 i had egg on toast 9:00 i watched tv, NOBODY Cares!



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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really now come on......

do we really need more excuses to rely on the internet to rule peoples lives.....

what can't you just a fone or look @ the website your self ???

People are getting lazier everyday....



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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I wonder if the new anti-sec boys are behind this ...

seclists.org...

Part of the reason they hacked imageshack a while back is because they were bidding to become twitter's image hosting partner.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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If your website is off line because of a maintenance window, or say there are issues where users from a specific ISP cannot get through to the site then perhaps a middle person like Twitter would be quite useful in that situation.

@ SD

Yeah I pondered that however anti-sec doesn't seem to go the DoS route but rather hits people with straight up 0 day exploits and dumps all their data to a public document. This seems more like something the fools over at 4chan/Anonymous would pull off with their longcat tool.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Mmm, I thought of the 4chan/anon boys too ...

But why other than for the "lulz?"

Is there a reason for anti-twitt activism that I'm not aware of?



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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think ya hit on the head with Kids and Summer Holidays

fooking script kiddies!!!!!!!!!

tho tbh most DoS attacks can be stoped by just keeping the severs patched!



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Twitter, Facebook, and LiveJournal have all been under denial of service (DOS) attacks this morning. A DOS attack happens when teams of hackers overload a Web server with requests for data, which causes the server to crash over and over.

Among today’s issues:

- Twitter not working
- Facebook problems
- LiveJournal down for several hours (back up now, 9 a.m)

Twitter released a statement that it was under DOS attack, and CNET.com reports that the attacks started at about 6 a.m. (Pacific).

On Monday, the Gawker Media network (Gawker, io9, Fleshbot, and others) failed under similar attacks.

But who is to blame for Twitter not working, Facebook problems, making LiveJournal go down? Bloggers are suggesting several culprits:

- North Korean hackers
- The ever-mischievous 4chan
- This week’s Defcon hacker/security conference

It’s not so bad that Twitter isn’t working or my Facebook login is broken, but what if hackers decided to attack the network at a hospital or an air traffic controller’s office?

One news story says that Twitter has been used for DOS attacks against Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in Iran, tearing down his administration’s websites. Could the recent outages be related?


www.rantrave.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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I wonder if Twitter is a NWO tool. It gets WAY more press than it deserves. I mean it doesn't do anything Facebook doesn't do.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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Heh it doesnt need to be a CIA or Foreign agent it could just be a pissed off dude whos girl wont get off that damn thing and stop talking to other guys. lol or just someone who doesnt like them maybe got banned off of twitter.

"Some people just want to watch the world burn"



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