Twitter is down, productivity is up

Twitter has been down for more than one hour today and I suddenly noticed an increased productivity from my peers… any correlation?

Maybe that’s related to the latest “worm”, where thousands of users were posting “Today was so exciting! Made $124 in 20 minutes! if ur interested, ..”? Maybe not?

What we know is that Twitter is very unstable and have a big lack in security… Maybe they just got hacked?

When it is back, you can search for: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%22today%20was%20so%22 to see the effect of this latest attack.

EDIT: I was partially right. Twitter is suffering from a DOS attack: http://blog.twitter.com/2009/08/denial-of-service-attack.html#links

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About David Dede

David Dede is a Security Researcher in the SucuriLabs group. He spends most of his time dissecting vulnerabilities and security issues. You won't find him on Twitter because he is paranoid about privacy.