Source : https://dofollownet.com
Bad day to test a Twitter application: I was testing the tweetable plugin for WordPress when I started receiving odd error messages like:
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'String could not be parsed as XML
I first thought of a bug in the WP plugin until I tried to login into my Twitter account and got a server down error message.
Then I found the following post on the Twitter status page:
Ongoing denial-of-service attack 1 hour ago
We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly.
Update: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack.
Site is down 2 hours ago
We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly.
Update: we are defending against a denial-of-service attack.
Looks like Twitter is being the target of a Denial Of Service attack and was not well prepared to face this kind of attack. That's worrisome for a service that intends to be the first online service to reach 1 billion customers.Read »