Twitter.com, LiveJournal.com, and other social networking sites
EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Twitter and LiveJournal went offline for a short period while other sites slowed
TYPE OF ATTACK:
Target was a Georgian refugee who was blogging about a 2008 territorial war between Russia and Georgia. First came a wave of spam the attackers intended to attribute to the blogger. Then DDoS attacks were launched against the blogger’s pages on multiple high-profile social networking sites.