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Twitter redirected

Monday, January 18th, 2010

On Thursday, 2009-12-17, Twitter’s domain name was hijacked. Visitors were redirected to a page that claimed Twitter had been hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army”. But there is evidence to suggest that the attack was realised carried out by an individual from the U.S.

It seems the attackers had been able to change the DNS entries at Twitter’s provider. On the provider’s site no evidence was found that unauthenticated users had logged into the system. Therefore it is assumed that the attackers had the proper credentials to log into Twitter’s account at the provider.

In the last year, social networking services have often been attacked in various ways because of their popularity.

The whole article can be found here.

Twitter worm strikes again

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Almost a week ago since its first release, a new worm hit the twitter again. The first attack happened during Easter when twitter was hit by powerful, self-replicating attacks that caused people to flood the micro-blogging site with tens of thousands of messages simply by viewing booby trapped user profiles.