Twitter taken out by DDOS attack. Target Georgian blogger

This SITREP from Stratfor, explains why Twitter was down all day yesterday, and shows other targets of the DDOS attack.

Georgia: Single Blogger Targeted Through Attacks on Social-Media Sites
August 7, 2009
With a single Georgian blogger as the target, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and Google’s Blogger were attacked with Twitter facing a site-wide outage, CNET News reported Aug. 6, citing Max Kelly, chief security officer at Facebook. “It was a simultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keep his voice from being heard,” Kelly said of the blogger with the account name “Cyxymu,” which is the name of a Georgian town.

Russia, Georgia: Georgian Blogger Blames Moscow For Attack
August 7, 2009
The Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu blamed the Kremlin for the attack on Aug. 7, The Guardian reported. Cyxymu was the target of a cyberattack on Aug. 6 that affected hundreds of millions of Web users. “Maybe it was carried out by ordinary hackers but I’m certain the order came from the Russian government,” Cyxmu said. Cyxmu is the Latinized name for Abkhazia, one of Georgia’s breakaway republics. Cyxmu, who gave his real name as Georgy, is an active critic of Moscow’s politics in the Caucasus and was the victim of a similar attack last year that crashed LiveJournal.

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