Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitter and Facebook Attack: All To Get One Guy

CNET and the New York Times report that, unbelievably, the denial-of-service attack that brought down Twitter and Facebook this morning was most likely the result of of a massive attack aimed at just one guy.

A pro-Georgian blogger who uses the account name "Cyxymu," (the name of a town in the Republic of Georgia) apparently pissed off someone who tried to shut him up.

There is evidence that the attacks had originated from the Abkhazia region, a territory on the Black Sea disputed between Russia and Georgia, according to the Times.

Way to go, geniuses.

UPDATE: The Guardian reports that Russian and Georgian troops were on high alert today, on the eve of the first anniversary of their war over the disputed South Ossetia region.

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