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    Twitter hit by denial of service attack




    An attack on the social networking site Twitter shut the site down for about two hours on Thursday morning, causing headaches in the online community and glitches in other Web sites like Facebook. In an e-mail to CNN.com, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said the site was hit with a "denial of service attack," or an attempt to shut the site down by overwhelming it with traffic.
    "There's no indication that this attack is related to any previous activities. We are currently the target of a denial of service attack," Stone said in the e-mail.
    "Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we defend and later investigate."
    Twitter's site went down around 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. A message posted on Twitter's status blog said the site was active again by 11:30 a.m., but that the site remained under attack.
    "We are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack," the message says.
    Users of other social networking sites were also experiencing trouble on Thursday morning. Facebook users reported pieces of the site were down and there was speculation those problems were related to the Twitter attack.
    "We're looking into it and will give you an update as soon as possible," Facebook's Brandee Barker told CNN.
    Twitter users to post 140-character messages, and many of Twitter's users have complained about feeling disconnected from the news of the day while the site is offline.
    Although its status blog claimed Twitter was back online, users were still encountering problems in accessing the micro-blogging site.
    In a blog post, Twitter says it will update the public with more information as it becomes available.
    A denial of service attack essentially is an attempt to flood a Web site with so much information that it must shut down
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    Thats why my twit cant get any updates...
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    Thanks for the update! I was wondering why none of my twitter apps were working

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    Just this morning twit got Dos...
    Hope other social network site doesnt get any Dos again

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    Try checking at Here

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    Anyone having Ubertwitter problems?

    Anyone having problems with this not loading today?

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    Yep Twitter was attacked by a DNS attack today and it has taken the site offline it comes back up then goes back down again

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    Stupid twitter haha :-)

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    oh, i thought it was just me

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    Nope it was completely down for a couple of hours and now comes back online and then goes offline

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    Thanks. Sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum.

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    Twitter says it is back up now...I have finally been able to log in...

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    Seems like they still have some lingering issues.

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    Yep I am getting off and on connections

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    Yes I am not at 100% with all the usual channels as well now.

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    Damn still down...

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    Yeah I dunno if it's just my phone or it's twitter, but I'm still having issue with Twitterberry. I just changed the connection from auto to wap and it worked find, but why it didn't work on auto I don't know.

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    I can access on PC...just not on ubertwitter...or twitterberry :17:

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