Twitter Was Down Early Monday

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:39am CST | by , in News | Latest Political News

Twitter Was Down Early Monday

Micro-blogging giant Twitter was briefly down in various parts of the world for nearly half an hour early Monday morning.

The outage took place after WikiLeaks -- the whistleblowing website responsible for releasing Hillary Clinton's private emails -- claimed a cyber attack on its e-mail services, the Independent reported.

The outage began at around 2 am ET on Monday and continued for around half an hour though reports suggested the impact varied from user to user.

The social media site did not confirm the loss of service via @twitter or @support.

The outage was experienced shortly after WikiLeaks posted a message to its Facebook account claiming an ongoing denial-of-service (DoS) attack on its servers following reports of a brief outage.

"We are still under a DoS attack on our e-mail publication servers and it appears that Twitter is down as well, we are unable to confirm if this is an attack on Twitter at this time," the report said.

According to, many Twitter users were still experiencing problems in Japan more than a couple of hours later.

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