Interestingly, Russian cyberwar artists seem to have managed to keep Twitter off line for several consecutive days now. Why one may wonder, would Russia spend any resources to make sure Twitter cannot function.
As Stratfor reported, there is a Georgian blogger who is well read and respected who routinely posts to Twitter as well as his own blog. Clearly, Moscow noticed the extent to which Twitter played a part in fomenting a peoples rebelion in the streets of Iran.
Below, the Stratfor report:
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.