There are many success stories on the web and Twitter, the amazing micro-blogging service, is one of them. It is now considered as the lifeblood for over 140 million users around the globe. But even this huge and successful social networking platform is having a tough time due to spamming activities. Many Tweeter users have complained of spam and unsolicited tweets.

To tackle these spamming activities, Twitter has finally taken a big step. It has filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court against the top five spam catalysts, including TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero, and Garland Harris. The micro-blogging service has claimed that these companies and people are responsible for developing malicious tools to facilitate spamming activities on Twitter.

According to a Twitter blog post, “By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. With this suit, we’re going straight to the source.”

Twitter is also strengthening up its internal settings to control malicious activities on the platform.