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Twitter Hit by Major Bug, Users Lose Service as well as Friends and Followers

Atlanta 5/11/2010 01:58 AM GMT (WooEB)

Twitter has been hit by what is being described as a major bug that interrupted members’ service as well as erased all of their friends and followers.

The bug allowed members to force other members to become a follow of their Tweets by simply typing in “accept” followed by their username. This bug became problematic as it spread across the social networking site.

Twitter has said the hack has been repaired but as part of that repair the site was forced to temporarily reset accounts, leaving members with zero friends and followers. This was addressed in a blog posted by the site in which it stated “We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to 'force' other users to follow them. We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place.”

Twitter believes they will be able to restore all information including friends and followers to the accounts affected by the hack.

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