Thursday, August 06, 2009

Widespread Denial of Service Attacks

Twitter Acknowledges a Denial of Service Attac...Image by adria.richards via Flickr

Facebook, Twitter, LiveJournal, reportedly Google Sites and Blogger all experienced Distributed Denial of Service attacks today.

Twitter appeared to be most affected as the site was down for long periods. I experienced a few issues with Facebook when attempting to communicate with friends but nothing too significant. This wasn't your average cyber attack as this was brutal, widespread and caused substantial disruption. No one appears to know the source at the moment but I'm sure details will emerge in the next few days..

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