Tweetdeck users hit by coding attack

A cyber-attack on Twitter platform Tweetdeck has infiltrated several accounts, and re-tweeted garbled code.

The coding vulnerability hit several high profile accounts, including BBC Breaking News and that of Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Tweetdeck initially said the vulnerability had been cleared, but some users reported they were still being attacked.

The service has now been temporarily taken offline.

The attack, which was carried out through a "cross-site scripting", or XSS vulnerability, re-tweeted messages from several bogus identities, and sent incomprehensible alerts to some users.

Tweetdeck originally advised its users to just log out and sign back in, saying this would correct the problem.

However several users reported continued attacks.



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