Although this is not a WordPress issue, we want to inform our readers about a hacker attack on Twitter today.
Breaking News: Twitter Hacked by #TurkishHacker?
On Monday, May 10, 2010, we noticed several tweets to the hashtag of #TurkishHacker. These indicated that a malicious hacker has hacked directly into Twitter and removed all following and followers to reflect 0 (zero) from user accounts.
Twitter Follow Bug:
According to Twitter.com, they have identified an issue wherein a bug was found that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them. Twitter has set the follow/unfollow is set to 0 (zero) while they're fix this bug.
At 10:18 am (PST) they stated that protected updates did not become public as a result to this bug.
More information can be found at:
If you have any issues with your Twitter account after they've fixed resolved this issue, Dan Morris, a Twitter Security expert, can help you. He specializes in securing Twitter accounts and will be speaking at our WordPress Security Teleseminar on May 19, 2010 at 8pm CST.
Update 5/10/2010 at 4:00 pm: We'd like to thank K_Wasseem for informing us of new information that was discovered and we have updated this post accordingly.
Update 5/10/2010 at 1:03pm: Twitter has just fixed our account, http://twitter.com/WPSecurityLock.
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