Beth Callaghan

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Australian Teenager Unwittingly Unleashed Twitter Chaos

Pearce Delphin, a 17-year-old high-school senior who lives with his parents in Melbourne, admitted Wednesday morning to tweeting the piece of “mouseover” code that wreaked havoc on Twitter’s system on Tuesday. He told AFP via email that he did it “merely to see if it could be done…that Javascript really could be executed within a tweet,” but it was soon seized upon by hackers with mischief in mind. “Hopefully I won’t get in trouble!” he added.

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