Twitter Virus Opens Unauthorized Pop-Ups
Linkedin

Twitter Virus Opens Unauthorized Pop-Ups

Ansonia : CT : USA | Sep 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Twitter Search in Plain English

Twitter virus created havoc, hampering the working of millions of Twitter accounts and spreading like a fire in the woods on Tuesday morning.

Before the site was able to fix the problem, a sneaky new kind of Twitter virus opened various unauthorized pop-up windows.

However, later during the day, Twitter said on its safety feed site that the problem, which was a technical one, has been patched up since 10 a.m. and Twitter is working smoothly now with the same pace as before.

It also stated that user information did not get compromised during the attack of the virus.

The Twitter virus was the shortest on record and affected only visitors to Twitter.com. It did not have any effect on Twitter applications like TwitterBerry, TweetDeck or others.

According to one Twitter user, as he logged into his Twitter account, it started sending multiple messages and receiving many more from unknown Twitter accounts.

1 of 9
Next
Twitter users are creating 50 million messages of 140 characters or less per day
Twitter users are creating 50 million messages of 140 characters or less per day
sanain is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Twitter Hacked with Spam Links

      Novinite
    File photo The social network for microblogging service Twitter has been hacked and is pumping out pop-up messages and links to porn sites. Initially, the virus required not a click, but only a move of the mouse over a message containing a link and...
  • Twitter Says Attack Patched

    Social networking site Twitter was hit by a security glitch Tuesday, as computer experts warned users to stay away from the website. Twitter has posted that a patch is in place and the attack should be over. Del Harvey of Twitter's security team...
  • Twitter fixes mouse security exploit on Twitter.com

      Venture Beat
    Twitter users were taking advantage of a flaw on Twitter.com that could launch unwanted pop-up windows, and redirect visitors to third-party websites, by simply moving your mouse over a link, reports the antivirus firm Sophos . Twitter's Safety...
  • Twitter hack redirects users, spreads rapidly

      Big News Network
    Find Executives A hack into Twitter Inc. 's social network on Tuesday morning caused problems for some users, creating pop-up windows to third-party sites when they passed their computer mouse over certain links. Security firm Sophos posted a blog...
  • Twitter Hacked

      National Public Radio
    Once again showing the power of NPR, Twitter has been patched. We've identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit. We expect the patch to be fully rolled out shortly and will...
  • Twitter says suffered security attack (Reuters)

      Xtra News
    Twitter, the popular social media website for broadcasting short messages, said on Tuesday it has suffered an XSS attack, a security flaw on its website, which it is fixing with a patch after users complained. The Twitter site was flooded with tweets...

Blogs

 >
  • PIPE | WallStreetOasis.com

      www.wallstreetoasis.com
    We do not try to identify individuals from Web logs or to link Web logs to other user information. However, if someone tries to damage our Web site or use it in an unauthorized or illegal way, we may share Web log information with law ...
  • Set Unmounted | Amuse Addicts

      www.amuseaddicts.com
    An error message pops up every time an unauthorized user attempts to access your database by entering a wrong password. However, the error message can also pop up even when you have not set any password for your database. ... Your database has been
  • Equity derivatives | WallStreetOasis.com

      www.wallstreetoasis.com
    However, if someone tries to damage our Web site or use it in an unauthorized or illegal way, we may share Web log information with law enforcement agencies. The Company may provide aggregate information such as the number of users who ...

Images

 >
 

Videos

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.