Twitter Attack Knocks Out Service Again
Twitter experiences another distributed-denial-of-service attack, knocking out the microblogging service for a time. The attack follows a security incident Aug. 6 when Twitter was one of several Websites affected by a DDoS attack targeting a pro-Georgian blogger.Twitter's servers were hit Aug. 11 with another distributed denial-of-service attack, sending the microblogging service crashing down. Around 3 p.m. EDT, Twitter posted an updated to its status blog stating that it was experiencing a site outage and was examining the nature of the attack. Later, Alex Payne, platform lead at Twitter, posted on a bulletin board that the Website was undergoing another wave of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.
"Expect periodic slowness and errors until the attack passes or is countered by our operations team and hosting provider," Payne wrote. "Updates will be provided as we get them."
brought in for this issue." The service appears to be functioning at the moment.