Hacktivist Group Anonymous Releases Tool To Hijack Twitter Trending Topics
Anonymous has released a tool that aims to help others hijack trending topics on Twitter and tweet perhaps unrelated messages using them. The Twitter version of the U.R.G.E. tool (which stands for Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter) was launched to make it easier for anyone to hijack trending topics faster without having to copy and paste the trending topic manually into tweets.
Members of the group say that they are tired of constantly seeing trending topics that are redundant or related to pop culture and created this tool to help create more attention for topics that may have a wider meaning or different kind of impact on other Twitter users. In a statement, members say that, “This is not a hacking tool nor is it an exploit tool.”