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Posts Tagged Georgia

The Day Social Media Simply Froze!

What did you do while Twitter was out for two hours? Switch to Facebook? Was your profile available there? No? My goodness Social Media froze and all apparently for one blogger! An orchestrated attack yesterday on several sites caused a two hour blackout on Twitter and degraded service on Facebook. Even Google was hit, but defended itself and is now assisting other companies to investigate the attack. It now appears that all of this was to annoy one user, a pro-Georgian activist blogger known as Cyxymu, Cyxymu has previously been critical of the Russian government over the war in the South Ossetia region and their handling of it. A botnet (networks of home and business computers which have been infected… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 7th, 2009 | News | 1 Comment » |