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Twitter Fending Off a Denial of Service Attack

Looks Like An All Day Fight

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Twitter Fending Off a Denial of Service Attack

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.

When I tried to access the Twitter website in the past few minutes, it timed out, so I don't know if Twitter is down again or just very slow.

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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