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Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Gerry Smith Huffington Post     Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out.  A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn’t end there. With a little digging, Weaver found that his Twitter handle — @weave …

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Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Mathew Clarida The Harvard Crimson   A team of hackers protesting the state of modern higher education has released data mined from the servers of Harvard and at least 100 other major universities. The Harvard hacked data was posted online Monday morning under the heading ‘Project WestWind’ by a band …

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

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 …

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Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots

Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots

Aliya Sternstein NextGov   Government Programs Convert Teen Hackers to CyberPatriots. Reports that students suspected of hacking Sony Corp.’s Web assets were simultaneously participating in cyber defense contests suggests, to some, a need for young cyberwarriors to learn Cybercrime 101 at an early age. Federal agencies need tens of thousands of …

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in …

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U.S. Bank Website Hackers Used Advanced Botnets, Diverse Tools

Iranian Hackers Used Advanced Botnets on U.S. Bank Websites

Joseph Menn Reuters     (Reuters) – The Iranian hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online banking by using sophisticated and diverse tools that point to a carefully coordinated campaign, according to security researchers. The hackers, believed to be activists in the Middle East, …

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Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chinese Hack White House Military Network Holding Nuclear Codes

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Sources within the White House and U.S. military partially confirmed that Chinese attackers hacked the White House Military network.  The White House Military Office (WHMO), is in charge of the network that holds the commands for the President’s nuclear “Football”. A White House national security …

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Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

Social Network Hacking Part 3 - Are You Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats? In our first article we talked about the intentional or unintentional disclosure of personal information in social networks that can expose you to logical (computer-based) …

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Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London

  Infosecurity Magazine   Anonymous #OpVendetta Starts November 5th in London – This weekend saw a leaflet paperstorm in London, with masked anons handing out flyers proclaiming #OpVendetta slated for 5th November in London. Led by Anonymous UK and Ireland, it is, we are told, “the biggest Anonymous protest in the …

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