So I just read a link through twitter today (thanks to @socialmediamind about this 17 year old who hacked twitter using what he called the "mattster worm"
"He was the brains behind the computer code that caused chaos on Twitter last Tuesday night, devising a script to Tweet that replicated to every follower on the receiver's account."
This script was incredibly annoying, even I got it, and i was wondering what was up with twitter. It went something like this:
sigsdohnsdjbnsd;obnabngo;dg sonnfoggna0ry49[0c04y50htrhm5yvjwvdgb 3b045jbtnf...
or at least that's what it looked like to me.
And now we all know about him, Oh what a jerk...oh what a young genius... do you see where I'm going with this?
Other recent hacking incidents are when:
- Twitter was overrun with posts one morning that used a programming flaw to play pranks, distribute porn and spread worms to unsuspecting users.
- Twitter was overrun with weight-loss product spam @mashable
- BP has admitted that its official Twitter account was compromised temporarily yesterday by hackers who posted a joke about its attempts to stem the devastating oil leak that has polluted the Gulf of Mexico.
- A Twitter security glitch left celebrities and members of the public mourning the temporary loss of their legions of online fans yesterday.
So why don't people think about using their hacking skills to market themselves (Im sure someone must have done it by now,,, and im sure other haven't because it's illegal)... but there must be other ways! like installing a widget on peoples desktops that has a count down to a product launch (that they can remove) or something like that..
WHAT? it's just a thought!