Twitter was today taken offline in response to a coordinated attacked on their servers. According to the official Twitter blog the mirco-blogging the site come under denial-of-service attacks. It is believed that the Twitter servers were flooded with data in a bid to disable them.
Twitter creator Biz Stone stated: “On this otherwise happy Thursday morning, Twitter is 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.”
This latest attack is yet another significant issue for the popular site. Twitter have announced business as usual for its services as it continues to combat the attack that forced them to shut down.