Friday, June 19, 2009

Twitter plays key role in DoS attacks in Iran

Strange days indeed

But a still developing and less benign use of Twitter in Iran has been its application in denial-of-service attacks against key government officials, including those affiliated with President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Initially, the tweets directed users to online locations with links that users could click on to participate in a DoS attack against a particular Iranian Web site, said Richard Stiennon, founder of IT-Harvest, a Birmingham, Mich.-based consultancy.

Twitter plays key role in DoS attacks in Iran

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