Internet Punching Bag Twitter Attacked Again
Twitter seems to be like one of those toy Bozo Bop Bags for cyber-attackers, as it temporarily went down again today.
In a post on its status site titled “Responding to site downtime,” Twitter wrote:
We’re working to recover from a site outage and will update as we learn more.
Update (12:17p): We’re back up and analyzing the traffic data to determine the nature of this attack.
Later updates by staff of the San Francisco-based microblogging service confirmed it was another denial-of-service attack, like the one last week aimed at a Russian blogger. It also affected other sites, such as Facebook.