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Spam and scams have continued to flow from the fallout of last week's DDoS against Twitter. The attack, which took the micro-blogging service offline for around two hours on Thursday, and reduced service levels for a much longer time afterwards, (see here and here), also affected Facebook, LiveJournal and other sites. The …


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  1. Winkypop Silver badge

    Cyxymu ?

    Sounds like some dodgy Welsh spammer?

  2. Winkypop Silver badge
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    Spam away

    They're only Twitter Twatters and FarceBookers anyway!

  3. Duckorange


    Cyxymu is a (bad) Latinised rendering of the Cyrillic word Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia.

    So there.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    I wonder...

    ...why there's an "Utterly terrible" rating available, when every time you assign it to a Twitter article it is silently removed. Why not only offer the positive voting options, if that's what you want?

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    There's no mystery...

    The botnet responsible will undoubtedly be under the control of the RBN, which in turn is oft at the disposal of the Kremlin.

  6. Scott Broukell

    @winkypop & Duckorange

    we have cars 'ere as well !

  7. OnSeeker

    OnSeeker opinion :P

    And all this happen because of a lack of security on the computers affected! I personally don't get spam cause I'm using BitDefender! I recommend it to those who became zombies for the spam bot :))

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I have only sent a one twitter...

    "241 offer on Tesco spagbol" and now I'm Cyxymu's bitch. Is it really worth it. 2 shite spaghetti bolognese's for £1.69. Sigh.

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