August 6, 2009
Posted: 11:09 AM ET
Here's a more detailed update on the Twitter outage. Thanks for those of you who are commenting on the situation. Please keep it up.
Sent to CNN.com by Biz Stone, a Twitter co-founder:
"There's no indication that this attack is related to any previous activities. We are currently the target of a denial of service attack. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we defend and later investigate."
By "previous activities," Stone is referring to the hacker that stole some of Twitter's internal documents, including financial forecasts, and published them online. The incident caused a stir, as the blog TechCrunch decided to run with the story. More on that situation from CNN.com here. And more updates on the current Twitter outage are on the way.
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