Monday, April 13, 2009

How the social media can get killed by bored kids!

Minutes ago, Twitter confirmed that they have successfully closed the hole that allowed this worm to spread. You’re safe to visit Twitter profiles again :) But i cannot use my HansLak one person can make a difference account i did not get information from Twitter so far...And since my password has been changed i can do nothing but wait for an answer from Twitter...GRRRR!

WARNING DOT USE TWITTER ! One security company warned that the attacks may not be over. "There's going to be quite a few modified Twitter worms for a day or two," http://tinyurl.com/cutxcz

DONT GO TO TWITTER UNTIL THEY FIX THIS! THE WORM IS ALL OVER THE PLACE! AND SENDING MESSAGES FROM ALL THE ACCOUNTS!

DONT GO TO TWITTER! Wait until Twitter has fixed this!

SORRY IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED MESSAGES BUT THEY DID NOT COME FROM ME........ THIS SHOWS THAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE DESTROYED BY 17 YEARS OLD BORED KIDS.....!!!!

That worm, which was widely reported on Saturday and dubbed "StalkDaily," exploited a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Twitter service to infect user profiles. The original attack relied on tweets that referred to several malicious accounts allegedly created by Mooney; when users viewed those accounts' profiles, their own profiles became infected, and their accounts then sent more spam-style messages to entice friends to the just-infected profiles.

The second attack, which Twitter said affected about 100 different accounts, occurred later Saturday, and the third began Sunday. All three were exploiting cross-site scripting bugs in the service.

"All told, we identified and deleted almost 10,000 tweets that could have continued to spread the worm," Stones said in his blog post.

When asked why he created the StalkDaily worm, Mooney said, "Out of boredom. It was the middle of the night and I had nothing else better to do."... Read More

Also in the interview, Mooney both dismissed his actions and said he knew the attacks could land him in trouble. "I feel pretty bad about it, but it's not me that left the vulnerability out in the open," he said, then later added, "I'm not worried, though. I know that it could land me in jail."

On the StalkDaily Web site, Mooney posted a short message that read: "I have came clean and have accepted the responsibility for the worm."

One security company warned that the attacks may not be over.

One security company warned that the attacks may not be over. "There's going to be quite a few modified Twitter worms for a day or two,"

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