Having trouble finding the Line2 app on the iTunes store? Apple didn't yank Line2. Toktumi did.
Early this morning, the Line2 app, an iPhone application developed by a company called Toktumi, rocketed up the charts, likely thanks to an enthusiastic write-up by the New York Times columnist David Pogue. But a couple of hours ago – just as everyone in America scrambled to try out Line2 – the app vanished from Apple iTunes. Did Apple yank Toktumi Line2 from the store?
Nope. According to Peter Sisson, the founder of Toktumi, Line2 recently came under a blistering denial-of-service attack, the same kind of crippling cyber scam that has brought down a handful of popular sites in the past. Mr. Sisson told Henry McCracken of Technologizer that he made the executive decision to take Line2 offline – that way thousands of consumers won't have a bad first experience with the much-buzzed-about app.