Twitter Down: Denial of Service Attack on Twitter.com
Twitter is down at the moment, so your third party apps will be misfiring, our own Scan will be showing some weird stuff, and the Fail Whale will be lurking nearby. Updates via twitter.com are slow and sporadic. Twitter is down due to a DOS (denial of service) attack.
Twitter itself is now back up, but the Twitter DDOS means that the APIs will take some time to recover. You still have time to sip your coffee.
It’s a DDOS attack. That’s way more exciting than run of the mill outages that have plagued the site since forever.
In total, the site was down for two hours and eight minutes, said Pingdom.com, which monitors uptime and downtime for websites that include Twitter.
While long outages were common on the site two years ago, Pingdom's statistics show Thursday's outage is the longest in the past five months.
How annoying. I have a lot of testing to do this morning. [SHRUGS] I guess I'll go get a cup of coffee.