I have just been informed by the WPSecurityLock Team that the just announced Twitter ‘Force Follow’ Bug was infact resulting from a hacking attempt on Twitter’s system by #TurkishHacker.
Here’s an extract:
Breaking News: Twitter Hacked by #TurkishHacker
On Monday, May 10, 2010, Twitter.com was maliciously attack by #TurkishHacker. This malicious hacker has hacked directly into Twitter and removed all following and followers to reflect 0 (zero) from user accounts.
Twitter.com has identified this issue and is busy resolving a bug that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them. They are currently working on rolling back all the abuse from this bug.
This week has been a nightmare for the PHP world, since just at the beginning of this month, there was a malicious mass infection(Zettapetta Attack) of all those powered by PHP, WordPress, Joomla..etc.