Mikeyy attack hits Twitter users – a bad 24 hours for Web 2.0 security

The day after messages about StalkDaily swamped the feeds of Twitter users via a cross-site scripting attack, we are seeing another assault on the micro-blogging network – apparently inspired by the suspected author of the previous attack.

Thousands of duplicate messages have been posted on the site without the knowledge of account owners, all mentioning “Mikeyy” – a reference to Mikeyy Mooney, the 17-year-old who was reported as having admitted being responsible for the StalkDaily attack.

Messages include:

Man, Twitter can’t fix shit. Mikeyy owns. :)
Dude! Mikeyy! Seriously? Haha. ;)
Dude, Mikeyy is the shit! :)
damn mikeyy. haha.
Twitter should really fix this…
Mikeyy I am done…
MikeyyMikeyy is done..
Twitter please fix this, regards Mikeyy

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