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Twitter DOS

Published: 2009-08-06
Last Updated: 2009-08-06 18:40:12 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 3)
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Due to the amount of people writing in, we thought it might be important to post something about Twitter being down right now.

According to several news sources we've been pointed to by our readers, Twitter seems be under a Denial of Service right now.  No further news on what is causing it, but I can confirm from a couple network locations in the United States that I cannot reach Twitter either.

Keep an eye on Twitter's status at: http://status.twitter.com. Hopefully we'll know more about it soon.

UPDATE:  It appears Twitter is back up, we also heard from readers that Facebook was down at the same time.  While neither of these sites is directly security related, the DOS was.  We don't want to hype it anymore than already has been done by countless other news agencies, so unless something different happens, this is last we'll report on it.

 

-- Joel Esler | http://www.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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