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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitter Tries to Regroup After Web Attack This Mornin'

I was actually having problems first things this morning with a Twitter widget on a good friend's blog and her and I both figured out something was wrong with the widgets that were keeping many blogs from loading at all until they were removed and then later replaced..

This is why......

Twitter Tries to Regroup After Web Attack

NYTimes.com: "Twitter was disrupted for several hours on Thursday as it tried to defend itself against a Web attack, possibly originating in Russia or Georgia, that overwhelmed the microblogging site.

The disruption was characterized as a denial-of-service attack, in which hackers route a deluge of traffic towards a targeted Web site. The Web site is overwhelmed trying to process the junk requests, so many of Twitter’s 45 million legitimate visitors were unable to use the service." more

Friend Mari has a good post on this here


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