New Mikeyy worm makes jokes at Twitter’s expense

New Mikeyy worm makes jokes at Twitter's expense

Another day, another Twitter worm. After yesterday’s attack referencing the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey we are now seeing many Twitter users spreading messages on behalf of a new version of the Mikeyy worm, this time their common denominator is that they’re all jokes including the (somewhat bizarre) word “womp”.

Mikeyy worm makes jokes on Twitter

Here are some of the messages that are being sent from compromised accounts on Twitter right now:

Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers give the rest a bad name. Womp. mikeyy.

If your father is a poor man, it is your fate, but if your father-in-law is a poor man, it’s your stupidity. Womp. mikeyy.

If you are born ugly blame your parents, if you died ugly blame your doctor. Womp. mikeyy.

Money is not the only thing, it’s everything. Womp. mikeyy.

Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life. Womp. mikeyy.

Success is a relative term. It brings so many relatives. Womp. mikeyy.

Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home. Womp. mikeyy.

‘Your future depends on your dreams’, So go to sleep. Womp. mikeyy.

Once again, Twitter is left looking amateurish in its response as it clearly hasn’t properly hardened its systems from these kind of cross-site scripting attacks. Until they get their act together, users need to remember to turn off scripting (the combination of Firefox and NoScript is a good one) if viewing users’ profiles.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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