Hackers are Takeing Advantage Of Twitter Loophole
Twitter has fixed a security flaw that let hackers take advantage of the website.
Hackers took advantage of a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, on the popular micro-blogging site Twitter, retweeting malicious code, activating pop-ups, and even exposing users to an unwanted sight: hard-core . Thousands of users were caught out by the flaw of hacking with including of Sarah Brown, the wife of the UK’s former Prime Minister.Twitter woke up to the threat immediately and has worked hard to repair the flaw. Del Harvey, head of Twitter’s trust and safety team, tweeted “The XSS attack should now be fully patched and no longer exploitable.”The code was spread by worms, self-replicating, malicious pieces of code. The tweets contained links with the command string “onmouseover” which triggered the spam messages and redirects whenever a Twitter user hovered their mouse over the link.