Some script kiddie is probably just full of LULZ because of the hassles he is causing folks like Aaron Walker and me. I picked up over 10,000 followers in about an hour this evening while I was making supper. This form of attack is used to get an account suspended by having the bot accounts report the target for spam.
I protected my account and ran my own script to clean the account. Some good followers got caught in the sweep. I apologize for the inconvenience. If you were legitimately following me before, please do so again.
UPDATE—Don’t try following again until the spambot is put down. I won’t accept an followers during the attack.