Twitter and Facebook DDoS attack ‘targeted one person’

by admin August 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Anti-Russian blogger hit

The DDoS attack that took down Twitter and slowed Facebook was apparently targeted at a single person.

According to Facebook’s chief security officer Max Kelly the target of the attacks was an anti-Russian blogger, operating under the username Cyxymu, on the anniversary of Georgian troops invading South Ossettia.

“It was a simultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keep his voice from being heard,” Kelly told CNet.

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