The rash of attacks on social networking sites is continuing, this time in the form of a cross-site scripting worm that is currently plaguing Reddit, the popular social bookmarking portal. The Reddit attack is interesting in that it requires a minimum of user interaction in order to spread.
The result is the self-replicating worm that is causing serious issues on Reddit today. Many users have found themselves victimized by the attack, which, with its spam component, could damage users’ repuations on the service. Reddit, like many similar services, relies on user input to rate and recommend various pieces of content.