Twitter attack aimed at one person

"The DOS attack that brought down the site was intended for one user only."

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Yesterday's attack on twitter down to one person
 
Twitter LogoYesterday, micro blogging website - twitter, was the target of a denial of service (DOS) attack. This brought the site to a halt and meant that it's millions of users could not access it for around 12 hours. The reason behind the attack was not known at the time, although now it has been revealed that the attack was intended to 'silence' a single blogger based in Georgia. The attack also affected Facebook, LiveJournal, Youtube and Blogger.
 
Facebook's chief security officer, Max Kelly, said that the Georgian blogger ‘Cyxymu' was the intended target of the attack. "It was a simultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keep his voice from being heard," Kelly told CNET.
 
"The people who are coordinating this attack, the criminals, are definitely determined and using a lot of resources. If they're asking our infrastructure to generate hundreds of pages a second, that's a lot of pages our users can't see."
 
All sites are now fully functional again, but nobody knows what will happen next.
 
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02-08-2009, 10:32:30

mayhem
i think they come as is and yes he has them at that price all the time. Ill get his details for you on monday and post them up for you all.

02-08-2009, 12:57:26

sammytomjohn
count me in mayhem dyin to play fight night round 4! dont do it 4 pc but would be awesome if they did! :(

02-08-2009, 18:49:09

Socks
ha ha ha...im so glad i started this thread...

count me in, and a friend might want 2....

03-08-2009, 07:49:47

mayhem
Oky guys this is mark's telephone number to his shop -

Its 01325 288923

He has no xbox 360's in today they were all sold at weekend but if you phone up each day he gets them in all the time.

He will accept pay pal payment but i presume youll have to pay the difference (charges) and post and packing.

He has ps3 , xbox 360 and various other consoles inc DS, psp ect ect.

I have all ways found him to do good deals and you may even get second hand games cheaper than you thought as well. He allso does new games and some times undercuts local shops.

have fun ...

When contacting him say its mick who put you in touch ;) ......

04-08-2009, 06:49:30

Socks

Oky guys this is mark's telephone number to his shop -

Its 01325 288923

He has no xbox 360's in today they were all sold at weekend but if you phone up each day he gets them in all the time.

He will accept pay pal payment but i presume youll have to pay the difference (charges) and post and packing.

He has ps3 , xbox 360 and various other consoles inc DS, psp ect ect.

I have all ways found him to do good deals and you may even get second hand games cheaper than you thought as well. He allso does new games and some times undercuts local shops.

have fun ...

When contacting him say its mick who put you in touch ;) ......




Just rang...mentioned about a few people wanting to buy...he will go to the post office and find out postage prices for the standard xbox deal, 1 controller, leads and console...then i will ring him back in 2 days and find out what its cost..

So all in all guys...im dying to get my hands on one of these...may even buy 2 for the hell of it...get my mother into xbox live :P

04-08-2009, 06:58:47

Kempez
Yeah I'd deffo consider getting one :)

04-08-2009, 10:15:53

Socks
I will post as soon as i know postage costs...

04-08-2009, 10:41:04

sammytomjohn
me too socks can u ask the dude why he dont use like payperparcel.co.uk
they will pick up from his shop at £8 dhl service and deliver it by the next day normally!!

04-08-2009, 11:41:36

mayhem
im not looking forward to seeing him again now lol ....

04-08-2009, 13:02:46

Socks

me too socks can u ask the dude why he dont use like payperparcel.co.uk
they will pick up from his shop at £8 dhl service and deliver it by the next day normally!!



Ill let him do it his own way dude..hes nice enough to sort out the 360's and hes going to be nice enough to post...and for that price im not complaining...

If he comes back and says its going to cost too much, then i will suggest it...thanks dude...
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