Updated: Twitter Goes Down After Facing DoS Attack
Don’t panic, don’t panic!
Twitter is down and they are working on the issue.
We know you have all kinds of cool things you wanted to tweet today, so feel free to use our comments section instead.
UPDATE: Twitter is back online and apparently suffered at the hands of a denial of service attack:
On this otherwise happy Thursday morning, Twitter is the target of a denial of service attack. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later investigate.
Hmm, you’d think that Twitter would have the infrastructure to repel a DoS attack, I guess not. This serves as a reminder that we should never fully rely on anything web based.