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Security researchers zero in on Twitter hackers

Written by Daniel
Monday, 10 August 2009

Confirm DDoS attacks targeted pro-Georgian blogger in massive effort to keep him quiet

By Gregg Keizer
August 7, 2009 04:05 PM ET
Computerworld - Security experts are making progress in their efforts to identify the hackers responsible for the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that crippled Twitter for several hours yesterday.

They have also come up with strong evidence that confirms claims the DDoS rampage that brought down Twitter and hit Facebook, Google's YouTube and LiveJournal, were caused by attacks targeting a pro-Georgian activist and blogger.

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