Twitter Has Been Hacked! Twitter’s Force Follow Bug And Count Reset Were Just Excuses? 

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.

UPDATED: Follow Up => Did You Read Twitter Was Hacked? It Was More Likely A Twitter Hack To Prevent Mike Melanson From Accepting @jesus !

Khayrattee Wasseem's Picture

About Khayrattee Wasseem

PHP enthusiast | The PHP Community Fanboi | Founder of PHP Usergroup for Mauritius (#PhpMauritius) | Aspiring Entrepreneur | Ex-country Manager of a global award winning Magento Agency | Passionate about all things Wordpress & Servers

Mauritius https://wppp.io

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.