Mikeyy

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Mikeyy is the name of a computer worm that spread approximately 10,000[1] automated messages ( or "tweets") across social networking and microblogging website Twitter.com[2] in four discrete attacks "between 2 AM Saturday April 11, 2009 Pacific time and early Monday (April 14, 2009) morning" before it was "identified and deleted".[1] The tweets promoted a website called StalkDaily.[3]

The worm was written by 17 year old Michael Mooney who operates a website to point out vulnerabilities in Twitter while advertising his website.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albanesius, Chloe (2009-04-13). "Twitter Squishes Worms; Author Owns Up | News & Opinion". PCMag.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Teen claims responsibility for disrupting Twitter". CNN.com. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Twitter Users Get Stalked By Mikeyy Worm". News.sky.com. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  4. ^ "17-year-old claims responsibility for Twitter worm (April 12, 2009)". Bnonews.com. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2014-08-19.