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Twitter Attack Proves Sites' Popularity

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a Denial of Service attack must be the sincerest indication a web site (Twitter) has become wildly popular. As Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and other social networking sites become increasingly popular hackers will focus their efforts on disrupting these sites' functionality, stealing members' profile data, and finding other surreptitious methods of exploitation. 

The denial of service (DOS) attacks which knocked Twitter offline and slowed down Facebook response times yesterday may have been designed to target just one individual.

Max Kelly, chief security officer at Facebook, said the problems experienced by those trying to access the two sites, as well as LiveJournal and Blogger, may have been motivated by efforts to silence a Georgian blogger on the one-year anniversary of Georgia's invasion of South Ossetia. read more...

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Thank you

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