It’s not been a good week for security on Twitter. On Monday we reported about how one of the main Fox News Twitter profiles had been hacked by the Anonymous splinter group Script Kiddies, who used the exploit to send false messages about the death of President Obama. Damagingly for both Fox and Twitter, it took over 10 hours before the messages were removed.
Yesterday, at a little about 9pm (GMT), the Twitter profile of Paypal UK was also hacked, this time by what appears to be an unhappy customer. The hijacker posted a series of critical messages against the service, and also changed the avatar, bio and the profile URL.
The good news? It only took two hours for somebody to notice, which might just be a new record for Twitter.