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Twitter Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Twitter went down on Thursday prompting devotees of the micro-blogging service to share how they coped without it. googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); ); "I WAS FORCED TO TEXT MSG," lamented a user named "Misskette.""I found a life," tweeted "JeremyTaylor09.""I coped with my Twitter withdrawal by screaming what I was doing at the top of my lungs," said "MoL42.""JPreister" said she "got more work done this afternoon than like ever."The philosophical "PBHouse" mused: "If you tweet and Twitter is frozen does it make a sound?"The political "Watchj" said: "I'm sure the Republicans will find some way to blame this on Obama."Many Twitter users stopped receiving the 140-character-or-less messages known as "tweets" shortly before 11:00 am (1500 GMT) and did not regain normal service until several hours later.When "tweets" began to flow normally again, the top "trending topic" on Twitter was users telling others what they did "when Twitter was down."The San Francisco-based company explained the disruption as a "bug" in one of the "core services that powers Twitter."Twitter last month closed a deal for "significant" new financing despite having yet to show how it is going to make money.It did not reveal the amount of the funding but The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times put the figure at up to 100 million dollars and said it valued Twitter at one billion dollars.Twitter has grown rapidly in popularity since it was launched in August 2006 and claims to have topped 50 million users.Twitter last suffered a major disruption in August when it came under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack along with Facebook and other social networking sites.The accounts of a pro-Georgian blogger were identified as the target of the DDoS attacks believed to be an attempt to silence his online criticism of Moscow's role in last year's Georgia-Russia war.Classic DDoS attacks involve legions of zombie computers, machines infected with viruses, which are commanded to simultaneously visit a website, overwhelming its servers.(c) 2009 AFP Citation:Twitter goes down, users 'tweet' about it (2009, October 8)retrieved 8 February 2023from -10-twitter-users-tweet.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further

Twitter Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for launching a string of DDoS attacks against high-profile game-related services over the course of a few months in late 2014. On August 18, 2014, servers of the game League of Legends were taken offline with a DDoS attack; this was claimed as Lizard Squad's first attack.[10] Days later, on August 24, the PlayStation Network was disrupted via a DDoS attack.[11] On November 23, the group claimed they attacked Destiny servers with a DDoS attack.[12] On December 1, Xbox Live was apparently attacked by Lizard Squad: users attempting to connect to use the service would be given the 80151909 error code.[13] On December 2, Lizard Squad defaced, replacing their front page with ASCII art of their logo.[14] A week after, on December 8, Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for another PlayStation Network DDoS attack.[15][16] On December 22, though not game-related, Internet in North Korea was taken offline by a DDoS attack.[17] Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the attack and linked to an IP address located in North Korea.[18] North Korean Internet services were restored on 23 December 2014.[19]

Britain and the United States said Russian military hackers were behind a spate of DDoS attacks last week that briefly knocked Ukrainian banking and government websites offline before the Russian invasion.

\"The network stress is so great their Domain Name System (DNS) servers have been taken offline and eventually the key routers allowing traffic in and out of the country entirely,\u201D he said. North Korea\u2019s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and Naenara, the official portal for the North Korean government, appeared to take the brunt of the suspected attacks before they became so great that\u2026

It looks like the attacks have been stopped and sites that were gone offline are now coming back online. On the other hand, Dyn has tweeted that their advanced service monitoring issue is currently resolved. They are still investigating and mitigating the attacks on our infrastructure.


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