Technology.am (Apr. 13, 2009) — Although Twitter, the social networking site, is taking action against the malicious worm, security analysts fear that further mutations of the worm will continue to wreak havoc on the network over the week.
The worm, appears as “Mikeyy ” or “StalkDaily”, was created by the 17-year-old Mike Mooney and is now generating thousands of spam messages containing the word “Mikeyy.”
To keep safe from Mikeyy, experts advised Twitter users not to click on any links from messages containing the words “Mikeyy” or “Stalkdaily.” It is recommended to use third-party Twitter desktop clients like Twhirl or TweetDeck (both PC and Mac) and that you do not use the Web-based version of Twitter, especially for viewing user profiles (as this is where the attack seems to originate).
To remove Mikeyy, experts advised if you’ve noticed any suspicious activity from your profile that includes the words above, then most certainly you’re infected. It is very important for users not to retweet (RT) any of the fake messages.
After all the steps above were completed, log out of your account and you can continue using Twitter via a desktop client.