Friday, August 7, 2009

Could you be responsible for the Twitter outage? | Safe and Secure - CNET News

From C-Net: Could You Be Responsible for the Twitter Outage?

Well, maybe not you personally, but could you be part of it? Twitter confirmed yesterday that the problems experienced were caused by a denial-of-service attack. A distributed denial-of-service attack occurs when multiple (thousands? millions?) of computers try to access the site in question simultaneously. This typically happens because the attacking PCs are infected with malware, which turns them into "zombies" which do the dirty work.

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