Apr 142009

The famous micro-blogging service – Twitter was attacked by a computer worm last weekend according to co-founder of the company.

Online technology news agency CNET said the worm was created by 17 year old New York hacker. Biz Stone told that they identified and deleted almost 10,000 tweets (messages) which contained worm. It’s self-replicating computer worm which caused user to receive unwanted messages.

Anyway, this is only one of the computer worm which break into the twitter system. How can we ensure there’s no more same incident happen in the future? I guess it’s the same concept with popularity effect, once you get famous and well-known. People will try to attack you and if they success, they will get the fame and the victims will get bad name.

Therefore, the foremost measures that should be taken by Twitter is to regularly detect non-compliance access and taking preventative measures to overcome the security issues.

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