Friday, August 07, 2009

Twitter Restores Service After Online attack - NYTimes.com

Strange days indeed

Most computer security analysts did not cite a specific source of the attack on Twitter.

But Bill Woodcock, research director of the Packet Clearing House, a nonprofit technical organization that tracks Internet traffic, said the attack was an extension of the conflict between Russia and Georgia.

It was not clear who initiated the attack, Mr. Woodcock said, but it was likely that “one side put up propaganda, the other side figured this out and is attacking them.” He said he found evidence that the attacks had originated from the Abkhazia region, a territory on the Black Sea disputed between Russia and Georgia.

Twitter Restores Service After Online attack - NYTimes.com

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