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More Cyxymu spam seen in Sophos spamtraps

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Cyxymu, the Georgian blogger who has been identified as the likely intended target of the high profile denial-of-service attacks seen in the last 24 hours, appears to be popping up everywhere. Aside from giving interviews to The Guardian and CNN, Read more…

Was Twitter denial-of-service targeting anti-Russian blogger?

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Today isn't just the day after Twitter disappeared for a few hours. It's also the first anniversary of Georgian troops moving into South Ossetia, an incident which lead to conflict between the Russian and Georgian armies last year. Perhaps surprisingly, Read more…

About fat men and revolving doors

About fat men and revolving doors

Earlier today I wrote about the denial-of-service attack that hit Twitter hard and hobbled the likes of Facebook and LiveJournal. In that blog post I likened a distributed denial-of-service attack to "15 fat men trying to get through a revolving Read more…

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-service attack

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-service attack

Twitter has been hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service attack making the micro-blogging service unavailable for millions of users around the world. Facebook and LiveJournal are also reported to have been affected. Twitter first confirmed that its site was unavailable Read more…