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!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.
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.....!!!!
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."...
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,"