Google and LiveJournal acknowledged this morning (see stories here and here) that they also were hit by a denial of service attack yesterday, along with Twitter and FaceBook. Google shrugged it off, while LiveJournal crashed for about 2 hours.
MySpace apparently was not attacked; however, some are saying that merely shows that MySpace is losing its importance in the social networking world.
Robert N. Charette is a Contributing Editor to IEEE Spectrum and an acknowledged international authority on information technology and systems risk management. A self-described “risk ecologist,” he is interested in the intersections of business, political, technological, and societal risks. Charette is an award-winning author of multiple books and numerous articles on the subjects of risk management, project and program management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, Charette was a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core Award in 2008.