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Twitter Downed By Cyber-Thugs?

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Thursday, 06 August 2009
Twitter has been down most of this morning all over the world because, it says, of a denial of service (DOS) attack. Is it payback for Twitter's attempts at fighting malware?

Posted by Michael Hickins, Aug 6, 2009 11:38 AM

Indeed, given the magnitude of the attack, it wouldn't be at all surprising if this turned out to be payback by cyber-thugs for Twitter's recent moves to thwart malware and links to malicious sites.

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