Minggu, 26 September 2010

Hackers attack Twitter

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Twitter acknowledge the existence of a hacker attack on its website on Tuesday (21/09/2010). However, the attacks have now been successfully resolved and not to turn off the service.

"We have identified and are coping with an attack type of XSS (cross site scripting)," a statement on the blog StatusTwitter. Blog Twitter then updating its report that the attack had been completely resolved and the site returned to work normally.

Previously, the social media site Mashable reported, thousands of users who access the Twitter microblogging service through the web site to crash. As a result of the attack, the website Twitter suddenly diverted to other sites that are not desirable.

Worse, the transfer is done with the rough because only with mouseover or drag the mouse movement. That way, visitors suddenly taken to another site. The attack uses JavaScript called onMouseOver.

The attack was only experienced users access Twitter through the website. The attacks did not interfere with users who access it through a third-party applications, such as web, and the like.

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