Twitter Users Get Stalked By Mikeyy Worm

Twitter, the microblogging site, has been hit by a worm infecting users’ profiles and posting rogue messages.

Just read this on Sky news, and wondered if anyone had been effected?

The worm, called Mikeyy, spread around the popular site like wildfire as soon as members clicked onto an infected users’ profile.

People’s pages began posting messages promoting the site

The speed with which it spread took the web community by surprise.

Normally worms and viruses require people to click on a link to a different site to get infected.

But this cross site scripting (XSS) attack worked by hiding code inside the “bio” section of members’ pages.

Twitter news service BNO News reported StalkDaily’s 17-year-old owner, Mikeyy Mooney, had claimed responsibility for the attack.

“I did it out of boredom,” he told BNO.

Twitter has now closed the hole that allowed this to happen, according to a posting on the site.

“No passwords, phone numbers, or other sensitive information were compromised as part of this attack,” Twitter said.

However, the worm has been followed swiftly by a new mutation, called Mikeyy.

It is not yet clear who is behind this attack or if it is linked to and its owner Mikeyy Mooney.

1 thought on “Twitter Users Get Stalked By Mikeyy Worm

  1. Snedwan

    With the help of my twitter friends I posted a blog post on how to deal with this …

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