Skip to comments.Update: Twitter limps back to life after DDoS attack
Posted on 08/06/2009 11:07:21 AM PDT by pillut48
"Microblogging site still slow after assault paralyzed it for hours"-Twitter confirmed this morning that the site had been taken down by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack...
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Who could be behind these hackings? The Tally-Ban?? Ahmagonnahaveajihad?? Al-Quaeda?? HolyO's "Fishy Snitchers"??? (All the same to me, I'm thinkin'!)
Yo, Jim Thompson and JohnRob, are the hamsters at FR safe from this sort of thing???
If you “twitter” a lot, does that make you a twit? Just asking.
Could be a country that helped to make Twitter and Facebook famous in the recent pro freedom movement: Iran. President Nutjob may have called in some cyber hackers to hack the two sites.
THIS FROM YESTERDAY:
August 6, 2009
Twitter sued for patent infringement
Emergency alert service files lawsuit
Juan Carlos Perez
TechRadium, a US provider of mass notification and emergency alert systems to school districts, municipal governments, the military and other organisations, has filed a lawsuit charging Twitter with patent infringement.
Twitter, the red-hot micro-blogging and social networking company, designed its system in a way that violates three TechRadium patents, an attorney for the plaintiff said.
“The problem is the Twitter architecture. The way they have it set up is technology that is squarely within TechRadium’s patents,” said Shawn Staples, an attorney with Mostyn Law.
Consequently, organisations could use Twitter to do the type of mass notification that TechRadium provides via its IRIS (Immediate Response Information System) technology.
“There have been recently some municipalities and other organisations who have claimed they’ll use Twitter for emergency notification systems, and that’s technology that TechRadium has spent many years and a lot of money developing,” Staples said.
IRIS lets organisations broadcast a single message to multiple recipients who can receive it on a variety of devices like regular phones, mobile phones and fax machines. It’s intended to quickly alert people about emergency situations.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, seeks among other things unspecified damages, recovery of attorneys’ fees and a permanent injunction against Twitter.
The patents Twitter is allegedly infringing are patent number 7,130,389, granted in October 2006 for a ‘digital notification and response system’; patent number 7,496,183, granted in February 2009 for a ‘method for providing digital notification’; and patent number 7,519,165, granted in April 2009 for a “method for providing digital notification and receiving responses.”
Yes it does. Just don't ask what the past tense is.
BS! to the max.
OK, I will not ask, but I can laugh thinking about it.
Facebook has “something wrong”. None of the “fan” pages can be accessed this afternoon.
HEY i’M NOT INVOLVED JUST TRYING TO PROVIDE INFO.
If it’s BS so be it.