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Symantec Threat Bulletin - 7 August 2009

Symantec is monitoring fresh threats of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks targeting Twitter and Facebook.
  • 07 August, 2009 11:14

<p>Good Morning,</p>
<p>Symantec is monitoring fresh threats of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks targeting Twitter and Facebook. We have confirmed that both Twitter and Facebook are in the midst of defending against these attacks.</p>
<p>Users visiting the Twitter and Facebook home pages may notice a slowdown in service, or they may not be able to gain access to the site at all. Typically when a DDoS occurs, it is as a result of malware installed on a large number of end user machines being controlled remotely (i.e. in a botnet) to make repeated queries on a high profile website (the site under attack).</p>
<p>It is not known at this time if malware is involved in carrying out this attack, essentially causing computers worldwide to aid in the attack. Twitter is posting updates on the situation here.</p>
<p>To help stop this DDoS attack, Symantec encourages all computer users to do the following:</p>
<p>• Update their security software with the latest definitions</p>
<p>• Keep their computer systems clean</p>
<p>• Continue to use general best practices for staying safe online</p>
<p>Further perspective on the DDoS attacks can be found on the Symantec blog here.</p>
<p>Please let us know if you would like to discuss this with a Symantec security expert.</p>
<p>Press Contact:</p>
<p>Almira Anthony</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3299</p>
<p>almira.anthony@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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