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Posts Tagged ‘Hackers’

Another Day, Another High-Profile Twitter Hack: E! Online

The Syrian Electronic Army, the group behind the April 23 hacking of the Associated Press Twitter account, and more recently CBS, hacked into the E! Online profile on Saturday.

The hackers tweeted a fake “exclusive” allegedly from Justin Bieber announcing that he was gay, which prompted more than 1,000 retweets and more than 350 favorites.

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If You Use TweetGif, Your Twitter Password May Be Posted Online

Are you fond of sharing animated .gif files on Twitter? Well, if you are and if you TweetGif to do so, you may be among the 10,000 Twitter users whose info has been published by the new and improved LulzSec.
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Twitter Denies 55,000 Usernames And Passwords Posted Online Were Hacked

Twitter had a bit of a hacking scare on Tuesday, as about 55,000 usernames and passwords were leaked on a filesharing website. However, the company has denied that they were actually hacked, claiming that the data was actually mostly spam accounts, unlinked usernames and passwords, or duplicates.
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‘Anonymous’ Hacker Brags On Twitter And Gets Caught

We imagine that one of the hardest parts about being an ‘Anonymous’ hacker is remaining anonymous. We’re not talking about shielding your identity from authorities, as they seem to have that pretty wrapped up, we mean not bragging to folks that you’re one of the masterminds behind the mayhem. Seems a few hackers struggle with just that – like Anonymous hacker, John Anthony Borell III. He got sloppy on Twitter and now he’s in a world of trouble for it.
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How Hackers Are Targeting Your Twitter Account [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can you guess how many of the top 10 Twitter users have been hacked? Or what the most common password was before Twitter had to ban it for security reasons?

On the internet, privacy and security are major concerns, and this telling infographic depicts just how rampant hacking – whether as a result of malicious software or human error – is on Twitter.
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Twitter Settles with FTC Privacy Complaint Over Hacked Celebrity Accounts

Twitter has settled a case with the FTC over concerns that it could not offer the level of security it promised in its original privacy policy. The case stemmed from two separate attacks in 2009, resulting in the hacking of high profile Twitter accounts like Ashton Kutcher and Barack Obama.
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Twitter Crime up 20% in 2010

If you’ve noticed more of those “click here for an incredible offer!!”-type tweets in the past few months, you’re not alone. There has been a significant increase in the number of scammers, hackers and other nefarious types on Twitter in 2010. Altogether, “crime” on Twitter has risen by 20% in the past year.
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Report: Facebook, Twitter Being Targeted By Hackers More Than Ever Before

Think all you have to worry about when you log into Twitter, Facebook or FourSquare is the threat of an annoying spam attack, a viral worm or the release of your private information? Think again, and take caution. Sophisticated hackers are now using social networking sites as home base to launch targeted attacks, according to a new report from security firm Mandiant.
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