It will be interesting to see what comes from today’s DDOS attacks on twitter, facebook and liveJournal. It is certainly a show of strength from whoever controls the botnets that launched the attacks. We can only assume that three three are from the same source or at lease related sources. Some sources:
- Official twitter status
- Official twitter blog
- Wired: Facebook Confirms Denial-of-Service Attack
- NTY Bits blog
Was it a test? Demonstration? Preparation for extortion (Nice little Internet you got there. Shame if something happened to it.)?
Update 16:45: Here’s a graph from Arbor Networks (via NYT) showing a dramatic drop in traffic this morning.