20 December 2009

'Iranian cyber army' hits Twitter

A group claiming to be the Iranian Cyber Army managed to redirect Twitter users to its own site displaying a political message. Twitter said the attack had been carried out by getting at the servers that tell web browsers where to find particular sites. The site said it would start an investigation into what allowed the "unplanned downtime" to take place. see also Twitter hack by 'Iranian Cyber Army' is really just misdirection (Guardian).