Twitter’s Down Due to Denial of Service Attack (Updated)

By Matt Van Hoven 

We have no idea what to do with ourselves now that Twitter’s been down for like 4.5 hours, we have been trolling uber-crappy Facebook instead. You can find us, and our updates, at

Update: We’re having trouble updating our Facebook status, too. Is today the day social networking died?


Update 2: According to Twitter’s blog, the outage is due to a Denial of Service attack.

“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. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later investigate.”

Hmm, first Gawker, now Twitter.

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