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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

| December 13, 2012 | 7 Replies

Fernando Alfonso III Daily Dot   Facebook has worked with the FBI to take down 10 Facebook hackers responsible for stealing $850 million over the last two years. The hackers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. were responsible for “more than 11 million compromised computer systems […]

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

| October 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Social media insurance?  Can you believe it?  I can.  According to statistics, 7 Facebook accounts are hacked every second.  How many of you have either had your social media account hacked or know someone who has?  Most of us have seen those notorious posts on a friend’s Facebook profile […]

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Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

| September 29, 2012 | Reply

Olivia B. Waxman Time – TechLand     At the beginning of every school year, most college students receive the same warning email or lecture from campus safety: don’t leave your laptop unattended because someone could steal it.  But they don’t warn you that a friend could also log into your Facebook account and start […]

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Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

| September 26, 2012 | 5 Replies

Gregory Ferenstein TechCrunch   Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public The Internet collectively freaked out yesterday after rumors swirled that Facebook accidently began posting private messages to users’ public timelines, exposing all the nasty, salacious, and incriminating messages that were thought to be securely hidden from view. Not everyone had cause to worry, […]

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Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated?

Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated?

| September 12, 2012 | Reply

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated? The explosion of social networks and new user accounts in recent years is staggering. There are now over 1,000 social networking sites on the Internet, with Facebook currently being the largest, with […]

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Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

| August 15, 2012 | Reply

  DayPress   PARIS- Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising.  The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war. The Twitter feeds of news organizations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos […]

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Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

| May 18, 2012 | Reply

Steve McCaskill TechWeek Europe   Man from Sussex tracked down by Met Police’s e-Crime Unit for Facebook account hack A man from Sussex has been handed a 12 month sentence for hacking into a private Facebook account. Gareth Crosskey will spend the next year in jail after committing two offences under the Computer Misuse Act. In […]

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Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Matt Liebowitz MSNBC TechnoBlog   Anonymous is taking responsibility for launching a coordinated cyberattack on Boeing’s website, a high-profile takedown that’s part of the hacking collective’s campaign against what it believes is a stifling piece of federal legislation. Anonymous announced “Tango Down boeing.com by #Anonymous for #OpDefense” on its YourAnonNews Twitter feed at about 3:45 p.m. EDT […]

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Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Melanie Lee Huffington Post   SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday. Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the […]

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