The fast growing Internet site was faced with multiple attacks over the weekend.
Wired PR News – Fast growing messaging site Twitter was faced with multiple attacks over the weekend. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the website’s network was affected by a worm, or malicious program that promoted another site similar to Twitter. Many accounts that had been compromised have been reviewed and 10,000 potentially damaging messages have been erased.
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, is quoted in the AP report as stating in a post online about the matter, “We are still reviewing all the details, cleaning up and we remain alert.”
As noted by the AP, 17 teen year-old Michael Mooney reportedly admitted to releasing the worm to promote his website StalkDaily.com. Mooney is quoted as saying of the potential repercussions for his actions, “If I get hit with a lawsuit, I am going to have major regrets and a big brick on my back… I am backing off now. Twitter ignored its vulnerability (to worms) so I am hoping they can just ignore me now.”
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