Twitter blocks website hack
Twitter says it has fixed a hacking problem.
The short-messaging service announced the fix this morning after mysterious "tweets" of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open.
Twitter now says the attack has been "fully patched" and no longer works.
The hack had been extra-nefarious, because the tweets activated without being clicked on — it was enough for web surfers to move their mouse cursors over them.
The hack only affected visitors to Twitter.com, however.
Various third-party programs used to send and read tweets were unaffected.