Facebook’s security chief Max Kellysays a Georgian blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and othersocial networking sites was the target of Thursday’s denial of serviceattack, according to Cnet.


Kelly,the chief security officer at Facebook, told Cnet “it was asimultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keephis voice from being heard.”


Butanother interesting twist in the story has come early Friday morningafter Cyxymu, the Eastern European blogger in question, tweeted “this hackers was from Russian KGB.”


The attacks come about one year after the war between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.


Whilethe debate about Twitter and the impact it could have on nationalsecurity in the U.S. and Canada will continue to rage on, I believe onelesson can already be learned from this incident.


Ifthe attacks were an attempt to silence Cyxymu’s voice, the hackers havecertainly failed. As of 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Cyxymu only had 397Twitter followers, but that number is climbing as more people find outabout his involvement in the attack.


The hackers might have done this blogger a huge favour. 



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