Twitter is down – or not!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There’s no information as to what the problem might be (and there’s no mention on the Twitter status webpage which is designed to inform users of problems), but the micro-blogging site Twitter is currently down.

In August, Twitter suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack after hackers took exception to the postings of an anti-Russian blogger called Cyxymu. Facebook and LiveJournal were amongst the other websites to suffer during the attempt to silence the blogger based in Tblisi, Georgia.

Twitter’s downtime on this occasion may be for a more down-to-earth reason than a botnet-powered DDoS attack, but there will still be many eyes watching how quickly the service can get itself up-and-running again – especially in the week when…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.