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April 13, 2009

Sylvester still harassing Tweety bird

Filed under: Cybersecurity,Humor — by Philip J. Palin on April 13, 2009

tweety-and-sylvester

Twitter — the messaging service with which users send each other “tweets” — was hit by a series of worm attacks over the weekend and early today.  According to a story in Computerworld, “Twitter again emphasized that while the worm attacks have been a nuisance, they haven’t stolen any user account information.”  But sounds like  it was a long weekend worthy of Looney Tunes. (Apologies to Bob Clampett and Warner Brothers)

UPDATE: According to the BBC, “Twitter has been given the all clear after a worm infected ‘tens of thousands of users’. But experts say the attack could have been much worse.”

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 14, 2009 @ 10:35 am

Looking forward to seeing how WEB 2.0 impacts the wrold of homeland security and emergency management. Prof. Jeannette Sutton at University of Colorado working on that issue and a book right now.

AS Tweety Bird always stated “I think I saw a Puddy Cat” same goes for WEB 2.0 disruptions if not protected from day one.

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