Twitter, our beloved micro-blogging and communications platform was hit earlier today with a shameful terror attack that left us with a lot of questions and them with much embarrassment.
The organization that claims responsibility for getting past Twitter defenses proudly flaunts themselves as “The Iranian Cyber Army”. The site was taken down completely, and defaced with a message that clearly read
Iranian Cyber ArmyTHIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To….
NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST
While it is being largely speculated that it was a DNS redirection, it is still unclear why in that case certain sub-domains like the search search.twitter.com is up while others like the status blog are down.
The Twitter team, for whom such security issues are not new now (read “Hackers Stole Secret Company Documents“ and “Twitter Security Exploits“) is under a lot of pressure at the moment, as their dedicated followers along with some immensely popular web journals like TechCrunch and Mashable are now demanding explanations for such security breach.
Whereas it is true that for a site as big as Twitter who rightfully claims it’s position in the world’s top 20 most visited websites, such breach is shameful, it is more unfortunate that little is being asked and done to stop these cyber terrorists from ruining the peace of the last remaining paradise of human beings, the World Wide Web.