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Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by mrp2049, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 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!
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator 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.
     
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Twitter ye not...
     
  4. wac

    wac 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.
     
  5. tim

    tim 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.
     
  6. mrp2049

    mrp2049 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....
     

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