Twitter says it has now fixed the bug which allowed people to force others to follow them. The loophole, that one could simply type ‘accept @LadyGaga’ to force Lady Gaga to follow your tweets was closed, but not before being passed around the social networking took.
Originally found by a Turkish man known as bilo31, the bug did not disrupt service but Twitter was forced to reset many accounts while cleaning up the damage.
Other than Lindsay Lohan being subjected to the banal musings of Stu from Pennsylvania, the devastation was relatively mild. Had the hack been widespread, spammers could have run amok and caused much greater disruption.