Virus attacks Twitter, sent visitors to porn sites

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Washington, Sep 22: The popular social networking website Twitter was affected by virus attack on Tuesday, Sep 21.

Millions of Twitter users faced the problem for more than two hours. Users scrolled over links on Twitter only to find ugly content appeared without warning, in some cases re-tweeting the links to followers and spreading the bug around the globe.

Later Twitter officially announced that the attack was fixed. But some of the security experts told that virus attack on the popular website exposed the serious security flaw, one that could be exploited by hackers in the future to install malicious software and steal personal information.

The famous Twitter followers like White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and the wife of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced the virus attack. Virus affected accounts sent visitors to a porn site in Japan.

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