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Someone broke Twitter « Free Tips DOT COZA

Someone broke Twitter


Posted on 6th August 2009 by Tony in Random

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Thousands of twits (people who tweet on twitter) are now totally stranded with nothing to do after the popular social media site came under a Distributed Denial of Service attack. If you have no idea what a DDOS is, check this out:

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or persons to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers.

Thanks Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

I noticed something was up when I was having coffee with @globetrotbux and I wanted to tweet about it, only to find my iPhone telling me that I’ve used up my allocated API’s (I wish it would talk English sometime).

Anyway, now that I can’t tweet … I’ll blog 🙂

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