Twitter Down. Reports Under DoS Attack.

Thursday, 6. August 2009

What exactly is a DoS Attack?

In simple terms, a DoS or Denial of Service attack is when a system or group of systems, create traffic to a web site or network service, that causes an overload of the equipment and forces the web site or network service to drop or ignore real requests.

What we know at this time.

At the time or my writing, Twitter had gotten some control over this problem, and can now display web pages again, but are not accepting posts.

Facebook appears to have slowed down as well, but this is being attributed to the increased traffic to Facebook due to the Twitter problem.

— Stu