Twitter has been hit with a nasty DDoS attack couple of hours ago and many are left wondering, who or what was behind the attack? Here’re some of the suspects.
Who’s behind Twitter’s DDoS attack?
Personally, I think Twitter is the noisiest, ugliest-looking and most ridiculous (it’s really easy to hack Twitter) social media brand in the World Wide Web today but I’m not here to bang Twitter.
Just like the rest of those Twitter birds out there, I also wonder who or what was behind the DDoS attack that has crippled Twitter, forcing them to experience their worst-ever down-time to date. Nobody knows for sure but those behind Twitter will sure give us some clues in the next few days. In the meantime, some Twitter birds have a few good guesses:
- Most blame hackers (so damn obvious, isn’t it?), bear in mind that DEFCON 17 was successfully concluded on August 2nd. Another thing, Mikeyy Mooney, the 17-year old hacker who gave Twitter a few nasty worms a few months back seems to be their favorite suspect.
- Sounds unlikely but some put the blame to the Iranian President Ahmedinejad and his cronies. They say Ahmedinejad wants to put an end to that #iranelection madness on Twitter.
- There are those who mentioned Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Well, he did piss off Venezuelan Twitter birds by shutting down a few radio stations etc recently.
Take your pick, discuss and make some noise on Twitter. Have fun! :)
“Yesterday, August 6th, 2009 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of Twitter-rica was suddenly and deliberately attacked by White and Black forces of the Empire of Hackers.”