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The worm targeted a social network Twitter with four attacks and created havoc for couple of days. This worm happens to self replicated itself when clicked on but didn’t steal 6 million users personal information.
According to SF chronicle article by Michael Liedtke (Apr. 14 2009, c2) Twitter deleted 10,000 tweets after a worm makes a squirm.

“The worm was intended to promote a Twitter knock off, StalkDaily.com. It displayed unwanted messages on infected Twitter accounts, urging people to visit the website.”

With all the resources of a big company Twitter was unable to quarantine the worm and the only way to get rid of the worm was to delete 10,000 Twitter messages, known tweets. The social network growth is widening the threats and making an inviting target for hackers and scam artist with a treasure trove of personal information. People personal and in some cases private information is up for grab unless we enact policy protections against these scam artists to pursue legal action.

How to clean Twitter worm “StalkDaily” aka “Mikeyy”

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