Gawker hack leads to Twitter acai spam
The acai spam attack was so large that Twitter users reported it to Twitter security as a worm. In fact, it doesn't seem to be spreading through malicious links. It's just that the number of accounts stolen via the leaked Gawker database is that huge. Twitter itself has confirmed that the Gawker attack and the Twitter spam are related. At this point, the original spam seems to have died down and been replaced with a new and unintentional kind of spam: people warning their friends not to click on acai berry links. Doh!
If you've ever had a Gawker account, now's a good time to change all your passwords. We've already posted about a few apps that will make it easier.