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Thursday, August 6, 2009


The most unfortunate thing happened on August 6th 2009. Twitter is under attack from Denial-of service ( DoS ). This was detected on August 6th 2009 and Twitter is now defending that attack with all possible measures. I suggest all my Twitter followers and Twitter Friends to stay cool and wait for an announcement from Twitter that they have defeated the attack.

What is Denial of Service or DoS 

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. The entire site, or system will not be able to respond to its customers in a proper way.

A DoS attack can be identified by the consumption of computational resources, such as bandwidth, disk space, disruption of configuration information, or status information or physical network components, and obstruction of the communication media between victim and the intended users.

Possible problems with Twitter on DoS

  • Delay in tweets, tweet feeds etc
  • Difficulty in adding new followers
  • Denial of adding new Twitter Tools through Twitter API
  • Changes in Follower counts
  • Failure of some web requests
  • Timeout of API clients

How Twitter defending DoS

In the first hour of attack itself, Twitter managed to defend and now Twitter is on its way back to normal functioning. But at present we are not able to say when these attack will be over. My readers who have difficulties with Twitter Accounts must stay calm and pray that Twitter can come out of this at the earliest.

All such rescue movements are updated in this Twitter Status. For further clarification, please visit Twitter Status.


Aswani said...

Yes, I just came to know about it from google news headlines. I couldn't tweet anything. I couldn't update my tweets. Maybe because of the same attack. I hope it will all sorted out very soon !

Reetha said...

lets wait by keeping our fingers crossed, and hope that twitter will be back again.
thanks for commenting

Bruce said...

Just when I was having success with a new Twitter system to. Was wondering what the heck happened, Twitter seemed so boggy yesterday.

Reetha said...

Yea Mr Bruce, lets pray and wait untill it is okay and we are trying to stop flooding of emails, Tweets to Twitter for few days.

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Daisy Soap Girl said...

Yes. I had a problem a few days ago and couldn't get into Twitter. Sometimes I have problems updating. This is a real issue. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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Yusi said...

Have the problem gone? I hope so...Now I can easily get into Twitter.
Thanks for the explaination...

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