Social network/micro blogging site Twitter has confirmed that a couple of service outages had already happened several hours ago, as users around the world did report about a rather significant down-time – not to mention slow service across Twitter’s website in addition to its mobile application. There were whispers going around that speculated the downtime was crippled by a hacker attack, although the company claimed that the outage was due to a “cascading bug” in one of its infrastructure components.
Mazen Rawashdeh, a Twitter vice president of engineering, mentioned that “one of the characteristics of such a bug is that it can have a significant impact on all users, worldwide, which was the case today. We are currently conducting a comprehensive review to ensure that we can avoid this chain of events in the future.”
There was also a coincidence that a DDoS-for-hire site launched an attack against Twitter earlier today, just when the backend of Twitter was suffering from its fair share of issues. What do you think?
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