TweetDeck Hacked: Same Message Getting Retweeted Multiple Times by Users
The hacking news comes amid similar issues with popular RSS reader Feedly.
Twitter's TweetDeck has been hacked.
Users found that their accounts were retweeting the same message over and over from the account @derGeruhn, featuring a My Little Pony avator, on Wednesday morning. The messages may or may not include a long string of code along with a heart.
<script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥— *andy (@derGeruhn) June 11, 2014
TweetDeck responded to the hack on Twitter:
A security issue that affected TweetDeck this morning has been fixed. Please log out of TweetDeck and log back in to fully apply the fix.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014
We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue. We'll update when services are back up.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014
TweetDeck is used for real-time tracking, organization and engagement of tweets that allows users to manage multiple accounts.
The hacking news comes amid similar issues with popular RSS reader Feedly. The service went down early Wednesday morning after the site was attacked by criminals who were trying to extort money from the site.
Hilary Lewis contributed to this report.