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Senior Member
So they have been brought to their knees by one of their users hacking the Sun!

It's not a good sign that their site has ground to a virtual halt because of non users flooding onto the site is it!


Staff member
A certain hacking group decided to redirect the sun to their twitter page.

Clearly the additional load from the redirects has caused the issue. The sun has a fair amount of views per day I would expect on it's own and then add in all the internet chatter about it and people going to check it out and you can kind of understand why twitter had issues.


Senior Member
I would have thought that Twitter had enough power to deal with even the most abnormal surge in traffic. After all unforeseen events are always trending.


Senior Member
lulzsec were the guys who did it.

news reporter's twitter accounts were redirecting them over to their twitter etc.

all 1024 of news corps websites went down.


Senior Member
It's been lagging like crazy all day, I think between lulzsec and the fiasco its been a little too much for it!

Seems fine now though...that's less than we can say for poor Rupert....