Twitter Is Hacked

Security concerns, new product launches, changing market dynamics and rumors everywhere. Just a typical week for the CIO?

It was a rough week for Twitter. On Sept. 21, 2010, users of the Twitter.com client were attacked by way of a flaw that allowed malicious hackers to display pranks, distribute pornography, and download worms to a user's computer. The issue has been patched.

The CIO Insight

Twitter's security woes is bad news for CIOs. As you know all too well, trying to safeguard your operation from social networks is becoming harder by the day as more and more employees start using those services. The fact that Twitter was subject to such a simple exploit should be enough for you to establish a social-media policy and distribute that throughout your operation.

This article was originally published on 09-23-2010
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