In an interview with CNET, Mooney said, "I thought about it later, and basically did it because I was bored." The Mikeyy worm typically spread the infection when the user name or image of the infected account holder is being clicked on; then the worm infects the followers of the infected account holder.
All we need are mentors, teachers, business partnerships, and academic tracks in schools that focus kids on exciting projects and engage them in the same ways that creating Twitter exploits can.
No kid this smart should be bored. I have trouble imagining his Indian, Ukranian, or Chinese counterparts causing mischief out of boredom. Anyone out there identifying our most brilliant minds and then pushing them to achieve greatness?
Apparently not. They'd rather write worms for Twitter.