Via The Telegraph:
Millions of social media users were unable to access micro blogging website Twitter on Thursday after it crashed amid claims hackers had caused the outage.
The popular site was unavailable for an hour and 40 minutes in countries all over the world from Europe through to Asia following the two service outages.
The crash, prompting a flurry of complaints on rival sites, was the longest service disruption for several months.
Thursday's crash was extensive enough that Twitter didn't even display its famous "Fail Whale" error message. Instead, the site timed out and failed to load the page.
A hacker for the group UG Nazi, which has in the past been affiliated with LulzSec, immediately claimed responsibility for the downage, attributing it to a simple DDos attack.
The hacker, who calls herself Cosmo, claimed taking down the site had been surprisingly simple...