Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by blackheader, May 10, 2010.
Wtf omg !!!!!!
Yep, this could be the big one. Heres another post on the subject with a screen shot of how Bill Gates twitter looks: http://lifestream.philipodegard.com/543/twitter-hacked-shows-0-followers-0-following/
So has anyone here been abusing this?
Follow Bug Discovered, Remedied
We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to "force" other users to follow them. We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved.
Update (10:18 AM PST): Of note: protected updates did not become public as a result of this bug.
Update #1: Many users are also noticing that their following/follower counts have been reset to 0.
Update #2: Twitter says that "follow/unfollow is temporarily offline while we fix a bug."
Update #3: Twitter has provided the following update to its status blog: "We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to "force" other users to follow them. We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved."
Update #4: Twitter says that private tweets were not exposed as a result of this bug.
Maybe Twitter will finally die lol
weird. i just started with twitter. everything start goes to shit lol
I didn't even look until I read this thread but mine are still there...or this thread says back to normal haha
that was a trip. i had 15 new accounts i was setting up with tweet attacks. it was my first attempt at using the program... and it wasnt following anyone, im thinking wtf?
weird timing on that one... but ya' its all good now.
Ditto. I was using TweetAttacks on a twitter with 4K existing followers that I grew naturally over half a year.
After I logged into the TweetAttacks client, I noticed all my followers and following were at 0. I was livid! I thought for sure that the program erased all of my followers and data.
Was a few seconds away from going on here and complaining how it deleted my tweeps. Glad to say I was wrong!
Ye that gave me a fright today when I went to my account, I thought that they were in the process of deleting it!
I have to admit that I was chuckling a bit this afternoon reading all the WTFs and such on twitter.
One of my favorites was:
lmfao !!! but seriously my heart dropped to the floor and the first thought that came to mind.. what do you do if you had like 90k followers ughhhhh that would have been one HELL of an april fools joke !
I only seen this issue accessing twitter through mobile
That's awesome, I was wondering how long it would take Twitter to catch on. Apparently a month!
Guess a few guys are out of business now.
Hehe I didnt noticed this one because all my accounts are automated..
But sh*t, if only I discovered the bug earlier, it will be great to take advantage..
Geeeeee i wonder what amazing hacker pulled off that little attack on their servers
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