Sunday, November 1, 2009

Facebook Twitter and Live Journal were attacked from DDOS


A very strange problem were faced by the twitter, facebook and LIve journal. The problem was the part of an apparant coordinated distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. It will be interesting to see now wat can be the outcome of these attacks on twitter, facebook and live journal. There is a good possibility that the sources of these errors for all the three would be same.

According to Facebook’s chief security officer Max Kelly, the attacks were targeted at an individual known as “Cyxymu” a blogger in the Republic of Georgia, CNET reports:
“It was a simultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keep his voice from being heard,” Kelly said. “We’re actively investigating the source of the attacks and we hope to be able to find out the individuals involved in the back end and to take action against them if we can.”

LiveJournal page of Cyxymu’s wasn’t accessible, but a cached version showed that it was updated on Thursday with a message about the denial of service (DOS) attacks on his accounts on the US-based sites.
“Now it’s obvious it’s a special attack against me and Georgians”
the message in Russian said.

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