'WTF' Worm Hits Twitter
Twitter has stopped a worm that used a link titled “WTF” to hijack users’ accounts and post obscene message to their Twitter feeds. It is the second security breach the social networking site has suffered in a week.
According to the security company Sophos, infected accounts would see a message on their Twitter page reading: “WTF” followed by a link. When the user clicked on the link, a vulgar message regarding illicit sexual behavior with goats popped up on their page. The message could then be posted to a user’s contact list.
Twitter took to its blog to alert users to the malicious link ; an update was sent Sunday night reading: “We’ve fixed the exploit and are in the process of removing the offending Tweets.”
The weekend security hack comes less than a week after Twitter was hit by the âonmouseoverâ worm , which allowed messages to pop up simply by moving the mouse over the infected link.