Firm hires Twitter worm author Mikeyy Mooney

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Mikeyy Mooney, the 17-year old hacker who caused mayhem on Twitter with a series of worms on the micro-blogging website last weekend, has been rewarded with a job in web applications development according to media reports.

Frankly, the news that exqSoft Solutions has approached and hired Mikeyy Mooney, the teenager behind the StalkDaily and Mikeyy worm attacks, has really got my goat.

What did Mikeyy actually achieve with his worms? Okay, so he proved that there was a problem with Twitter. But the other thing he showed was that was irresponsible.

If you find a flaw in a piece of software or website, you don’t write a worm to exploit it impacting thousands of innocent users. Instead, you should act responsibly and…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.