So for those of us on the West coast, something interesting happened when we tried to login to our Twitter accounts this morning. And by interesting I mean a whole lot of nothing.
It was 9:36AM when I received the dreaded “This Web Page is Unavailable” message after I tried to login. Bah.
So of course I did the logical thing -I tried to login frantically seven more times before finally giving up and consulting a coworker about what was going on. She then kindly redirected me to the Twitter status page for updates where I saw the following:
…Defend?… Recover?… Attack?! Are you serious? AGAIN?? This must be the 4th time that Twitter has been attacked in what seems like an endless parade of security and API problems for the company ever since it really started to take off… DDoS attacks may not be exactly hacking, but it certainly shows some vulnerability.