If you happened to be one of the many that noticed all was not well with Twitter’s site last night, here’s an example: control of the social media site — but not the all important API — fell into the wrong hands. The following is the message that was posted on the main site:
Iranian Cyber Army
THIS 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 ;)
Based on appearances it would seem a group known as the Iranian Cyber Army hacked the site, but Twitter’s own blog says this was nothing more than a DNS hijack. And although it is unclear whether or not anyone connected with Iran was actually behind the hijack, it wouldn’t surprise many given the fact Twitter was instrumental to the protesters during the 2009 Iranian election protests.