Twitter security engineers were cleaning up on Monday following a series of worm attacks over the weekend, including at least two credited to a bored 17-year-old.
In the first attack, which began early on Saturday, four new accounts began spreading a worm, compromising about 90 accounts, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in a posting on the Twitter blog.
The worms appeared to do no damage other than spread to infected users' followers and modify profile pages. You can get infected just by clicking on the name or image of someone whose account was infected.
Later that afternoon, about 100 accounts … Read more