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Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy

 
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Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy
Evidence gathered thus far from Twitter and other sites targeted by the DDoS attacks seems to suggest that the attack is actually a politically motivated attack aimed at silencing a Georgian activist. The victim, known by the online handle Cyxymu, uses blogs and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to express views related to the tensions between Russia and Georgia. In a blog post, Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer of Internet security firm F-Secure, said "Launching DDoS attacks against services like Facebook is the equivalent of bombing a TV station because you don't like one of the newscasters.

To defend itself against the ongoing DDoS attack, Twitter has implemented various defensive actions, some of which are blocking third-party Twitter applications from being able to connect with Twitter API's. The mitigating steps are also affecting the ability of many users to post to their Twitter accounts via SMS (short message service) text messages.

Twitter is working diligently for a more permanent solution that doesn't impact third-party applications or SMS messaging. In the meantime though, Twitter has stated that as long as the attacks continue they can't guarantee that things will get better or provide any assurances that they won't get worse. The best they can do is to promise to do everything they can as fast as they can to ensure the site remains available.

Other steps that can be taken involve identifying and isolating sources of attack traffic and simply dropping all incoming packets from those sources. That can have some affect, but when an attack leverages a botnet and the attack traffic is literally coming from hundreds of thousands of sources simultaneously it quickly becomes cumbersome and impractical to try and filter the traffic in this way. Another temporary solution could be to filter all traffic intended for the suspected victim, Cyxymu,
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Re: Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy
hard to believe one guy can say something

and entire social networking goes down





has russia ever seen some of the posts here?
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Re: Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy
has russia ever seen some of the posts here?


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Ha. Russians MAKE a lot of the posts here.


And most of those they don't make bear the marks of their influence.
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Re: Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy
still going on... right now


dos attack?

wtf
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Re: Twiiter still dos attack_Cyxymu, the twitter blooger -has russia attcking the entire social networks for one guy
Ha. Russians MAKE a lot of the posts here.


And most of those they don't make bear the marks of their influence.
 Quoting: HL Shancken

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