A Turkish programmer exposed a loophole which allowed users to force others to “follow” them on the popular site, and Twitter bosses reset the entire system in a bid to rectify the problem.
The restart left many users without their usual contacts, and Kutcher was along the first to complain about the problem.
In a post on the website, he writes, “Twitter is being hacked by some Turkish hacker. Haha I have 0 followers. Whew! There’s an update from Twitter, ‘missing relationships are being restored’.”
While his wife, Moore, added, “The Turkish hacker is really doing a number on Twitter wow!”
Teen star Bieber, another big fan of Twitter, wrote, “So I woke up here in LA and Twitter has been hacked. Turns out I am no longer popular. Hackers, I send a warning… U (sic) have now p**ssed off over two million teenage girls. They are more dangerous than Navy Seals.”
While hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs joked about the situation, adding, “I will use my magical powers to fix this! Never fear Iamdiddy is here! Here I come to save the day!”
Bosses at Twitter.com managed to fix the problem on Monday evening (10May10) and the system has now been fully restored.