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An annoying Twitter-based game has been exploited through a Robin Hood-style attack involving the transfer of imaginary funds. Spymaster is the micro-blogging equivalent of the Zombies application popular on Facebook a year or so ago. Would-be Jason Bournes who sign onto the programme get points for recruiting users to their " …

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Paris Hilton

Twitters Version of Paypal

I love it, never knew it until I read the links, but Twitter appear to have their own version of Paypal. its name?

Twitpay

How very, very fitting

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Gates Horns

Filling Twitter with useless junk?

So this game launched in 2006 then? And Stephen Fry is the Sheriff of Nottingham?

Evil Bill, because he probably makes £75.39trillion in just 15 minutes

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Sad

sad, sad.

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Merchant Bankers !

"You have been scammed by the money launderers and should blame them for any financial issues you have" ... we zeroed your account balance.

Talk about disingenuous - Are they 'avin a farkin larf ?

Can you imagine this happening in the real world; someone drops a fake couple of million in your account so the banks take that couple of million plus whatever was legitimately there !

Serves the twats in twitter land right. Welcome to Web 2.0 and the wankers that run it.

Made my day. ROTFLMAO.

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hahahahahaha

"money laundering"

hahahahahaha

They're just too embarrassed to admit they had a flaw in their code so they put the blame on someone else.

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Not much on at trend this week then?

"Ferguson's write-up of the hack, which uncovered flaws in poorly-written code, can be found here"

So that's a report on flaws in an imaginary game on top of annoying platform. If he's not got anything better to do then surely he could run for home sec - at least being a technologist he might have more of a clue than soon to be ex wacky jacqui...

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"filling Twitter with useless junk "

I thought twitter was made for people to post useless messages...

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Hai

I am have to vote tomorrow?????

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Who cares?

Yesterday's technology anyway, I saw a job ad for a web 3.0 developer today. (Yes, really.)

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Really???

"flaws in poorly-written code"??? On Twitter??? The irony...

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Bah!

I readily admit I'm an old fart who doesn't stand a chance of "getting a clue" in this web 2.summat world, but could someone just explain to me if there is ANYTHING useful achived by this twitter nonsense?

A vanity press for electronic Post-It notes from where I'm sitting, I've still to get an inkling what the hell it's supposed to be *for*.

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@Stevie

I think it's supposed to be so that you can tell all your friends/the whole world" that you're taking a poop, as seen in this webcomic :

[NSFW]

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/4/23/

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Peurile, I know, but it still gave me a laugh.

Tux, because I like penguins.

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