Published On: Tue, Sep 21st, 2010

Twitter gets the bird flu?

It seems Twitter was hit by a malicious worm today and thousands of users were hit by spam when they logged in to their accounts.

According to, “Anyone checking this morning was probably greeted with a mess of JavaScript, mouseover effects, and spam retweets, after a flaw in the site’s handling of hyperlinks allowed attackers to inject scripts into Twitter’s pages. The mere act of visiting the site with scripting enabled was sufficient to cause exploitation. Payloads ranged from the harmless—tweets with a black background—to the more malicious—redirection to porn sites.”

Looks like the problems solve now and the little blue birdie is feeling all happy and chirpy again.

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