Friday, October 01, 2010

Twitter users hit by viral hack attack

Twitter users were victims of a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability today as users reported message pop-ups and third-party websites being accessed without consent.

In a statement, Twitter said the exploit is now fully patched. "We have identified and are patching an XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit," said Twitter.