An Australian teenager has claimed that he is responsible for the monumental Twitter exploit that saw thousands of Twitter accounts affected yesterday.
The teen admitted his part in the origin of the exploit after a security firm called Netcraft tracked it back to him.
“I discovered a vulnerability, I didn’t create a self-replicating worm. As far as I know, that isn’t technically illegal,” Delphin said. “Hopefully I won’t get in trouble!”
He is weeks off graduating from school and plans to study law in college, but perhaps computer programming might be a more fitting choice. He said his parents have yet to find out about his involvement in the Twitter exploit.