Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitters Response to Today's Outage

Twitter's latest outage has been caused by a massive Denial of Service attack that also seem's to have affected several other site's around the internet today. Here is their latest post on what went on:






Update on Today's DoS Attacks





As noted earlier on our Status Blog,
Twitter is back in action. The continuing denial of service attack is
being mitigated although there is still degraded service for some folks
while we recover completely.

Over the last few hours, Twitter
has been working closely with other companies and services affected by
what appears to be a single, massively coordinated attack. As to the
motivation behind this event, we prefer not to speculate.

Please
note that no user data was compromised in this attack. This activity is
about saturating a service with so many requests that it cannot respond
to legitimate requests thereby denying service to intended customers or
users.

We've worked hard to achieve technical stability and
we're proud of our Engineering and Operations teams. Nevertheless,
today's massive, globally distributed attack was a reminder that
there's still lots of work ahead.



posted by @Biz at 1:31 PM







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