Twitter Fixes Flaw After Cyber Attack

Twitter has fixed a security flaw on its popular social media website after a cyber attack earlier on Tuesday sent some users to Japanese porn websites. Twitter, which allows users to broadcast short messages of 140 characters or fewer, was flooded with tweets by users who complained on the homepage under such topic headings as "Twitter got hacked." It said that no user information was compromised. A tweet from Twitter's safety chief at around 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT) said the attack had been "fully patched" and that hackers could no longer exploit the flaw. "We don't believe any user info was compromised."

Published Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:06 am | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:06 am