Twitter And Facebook Targetted By DoS Attack

Recently, social networking sites Facebook and Twitter have experienced technical difficulties due to a hacker’s denial of service hack.

Investigators have not yet found the reasoning or person behind the hack yet, but they are arduously working on the case.

Twitter has called its attorneys and are now contemplating the next move in defending its space.

Facebook, likewise, has moved greatly to remove the virus and is now fully functioning again.

Users who tried to access these sites many days ago have experienced difficulty.

A denial of service hack basically ‘floods’ the system or systems running the website with many requests and whatnot, resulting in the websites crashing.

Such attacks against large sites are, unfortunately, rather common.

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