Twitter: Denial of service attack

Apparently, Twitter became important enough to be the target of a “Denial of Service attack” today (see related NYT article). These attacks were so far mainly targeting banks, government agencies, etc. Twitter relies on its Twitter Status update blog to let the community know:

Twitter - Denial of Service Attack
Twitter - Denial of Service Attack
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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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