Why a hacker can take down Twitter: How a computer can do it
This week, a hacker has managed to take down one of the biggest social media sites in the world, Vyve, and steal a huge cache of data.
According to a report published by cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, Vydra, the popular Twitter service, is vulnerable to a number of exploits, including a “zero-day” exploit that is widely used in the underground.
Vydra is the third-largest Twitter service after Facebook and Google.
In the past week, the company said that it was investigating the matter and that the issue is “under investigation.”
A vulnerability in Vydria allows attackers to execute code remotely on the compromised machine, according to the company.
The vulnerability can be exploited by “man-in-the-middle” attackers who can use a compromised device to view or view any content.
The report said that a hacker could take over the Vydraz servers and launch a number different attacks, including sending an email to the victim account, sending a malicious link to the victims browser, or launching a Trojan horse.
The company said it was working to address the issue.
“We’ve already been able to take a number precautions to protect our customers from these types of attacks, and we’re working to strengthen our security processes to protect them,” a Vydras spokesperson said in a statement.
“This report is just the latest in a series of attacks on Vydrez, a powerful platform that is a cornerstone for our companies growth, including the recent attack on a Google subsidiary.”
Malwarebytes said it has not found any evidence that the vulnerability has been exploited in the past.
However, the report said it did not believe the attack is limited to Vydrias services.
“It appears that the attacker is using multiple different types of exploits on Vyra, which makes it difficult to pin down a specific vulnerability,” it said.
Vyra is a platform that powers social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, according the report.
Twitter recently said it is working to fix the issue by “translating” some of its services to use HTTPS, a secure method of communication.