Twitter announced that it was the victim of a denial of service (DoS) attack today (Thursday), beginning at about 0915 EDT. The attack knocked Twitter's website down, but it was able to recover after about two and a half hours, various news reports indicate.
Twitter's blog says that it is continuing to "defend against" the attack and will post new information as it becomes available.
Any up-to-date experiences would be appreciated.
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