The popular social networking site Twitter had its service disrupted across the US Thursday, the victim of an attack by hackers.
The service has been disrupted since 9 am EST.
Twitter, whose popularity has exploded over the past year, currently has some 45 million users across the US.
Twitter co founder Biz Stone released this statement to CNBC:
"We are currently defending against a Denial of Service attack on this otherwise happy Thursday morning. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. As I said, we are defending against this attack now and we'll continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later."
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