Stars fuming over Twitter hack

Stars fuming over Twitter hack


Stars including Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Justin Bieber were left fuming on Monday when social networking website Twitter fell victim to hackers.

A Turkish programmer exposed a loophole that allowed users to force others to “follow” them on the popular site, and Twitter bosses reset the entire system in a bid to rectify the problem.

The restart left many users without their usual contacts, and Kutcher was among the first to complain about the problem.

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in a post on the website, he writes, “Twitter is being hacked by some Turkish hacker. Haha I have 0 followers. Whew! There’s an update from Twitter, ‘missing relationships are being restored’.”

While his wife, Moore, added, “The Turkish hacker is really doing a number on Twitter wow!”

Teen star Bieber, another big fan of Twitter, wrote, “So I woke up here in LA and Twitter has been hacked. Turns out I am no longer popular. Hackers, I send a warning… U (sic) have now p**ssed off over two million teenage girls. they are more dangerous than Navy Seals.”

While hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs joked about the situation, adding, “I will use my magical powers to fix this! Never fear @Iamdiddy is here! here I come to save the day!”

Bosses at Twitter managed to fix the problem on Monday evening and the system has now been fully restored.

Published on: May 11 2010 at 02:33 PM

Stars fuming over Twitter hack

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