Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hacker attacks Twitter and Facebook

The popular micro-blogging service, Twitter was knocked down by a malicious attack last Thursday making it impossible to access the site for several hours.

Facebook members also suffered delayed logging in and online profile postings, the social networking site said is was related to an "apparent distributed denial of service attack", a technique in which hackers overwhelm a website's servers with communications requests.

There have been speculations of hackers making coordinated campaign against the world's most popular online social networks. LiveJournal said it too had been targeted by hackers on Thursday but the rumors could not be confirmed.

According to the news in "the incidents follow a wave of similar cyber attacks in July that disrupted access to several high-profile U.S. and South Korean websites, including the White House site. South Korea's spy agency said at the time that North Korea might have been behind the attacks".

Let's just hope they defend well against this attacks because it might cause trouble for the whole world.

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