You know, yesterday. My husband sent me a link to this article on Slashdot that tells the alleged story of what happened and why Twitter was down on and off most of the day and Facebook was acting like a buggy, crazed website from heck:
“An anonymous reader writes “A Georgian blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google’s Blogger and YouTube was targeted in a denial of service attack that led to yesterday’s site-wide outage at Twitter and problems at the other sites on, according to a Facebook executive. The blogger, who uses the account name ‘Cyxymu’ (the name of a town in the Republic of Georgia), had accounts on all of the different sites that were attacked at the same time, Max Kelly, chief security officer at Facebook, told CNet News.” Here are user Cyxymu’s LiveJournal Google cache and LiveJournal account (unreachable at this writing). Larry Magid writes on CNet that this individual blogs about independence of a breakaway region of Georgia. Macworld has some speculation in other directions on the motivations behind the DDoS attack.”
So now you know – and knowing is half the battle. 🙂 I just thought I’d post this for anyone who experienced the craziness yesterday who waas maybe curious as to why it happened.
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Moral of the story? Don’t piss off the hackers. (the bad hackers, anyway. *smile*)
No wonder facebook was being so weird yesterday. I was trying to set up an account for my lil’ one, just so she could have a farm on Farmtown like her sisters. 🙂 It was driving me crazy, doing all sorts of weird things.
I actually got that no google service thing today while trying to do some Aloha Friday comments. Weird. I don’t tweet or do facebook either.