An Australian 17 – year-old may be the author of the malicious code that hit Twitter on Tuesday morning (21 / September) and caused some commotion among the users of the site microblogging. Pearce Delphin, or @zzap admitted the news agency AFP that explored the failure of the security service.
The boy also said that only exploited a flaw identified by “another user” in case the Japanese developer Masato Kinugawa, who reported the breach XSS to Twitter on August 14. To prove his theory, the Nipponese even created a profile called RainbowTwtr, in which colored messages posted. According to Twitter, the gap exploited by Kinugawa “has been corrected in the past month.”