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28 May 2017 16:37 (South Africa)

Ozzie teenager cause of Twitter chaos

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Twitter community was all aflutter on Tuesday afternoon when the micro-blogging site was hacked. Pearce Delphin, a Melbourne schoolboy, tweeted a line of "mouseover" Javascript code, to see if it could be executed in Twitter. It turned out it could, and hackers took advantage of this, to send users to porn sites, as well as creating self-replicating tweets. Delphin appears to be revelling in the notoriety he's achieved on the internet, but isn't too keen to be held accountable. "Hopefully I won't get in trouble!" he told AFP.  Read more: Sapa, via M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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