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5 Mandatory Steps For Protecting Data From Eavesdroppers

5 Mandatory Steps For Keeping Data Safe

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Every day we hear news reports in the mainstream media about social network hacking, malware, malicious account takeovers and protecting data. It doesn’t matter if you are the average Joe Blow or a huge corporation like Burger King, everyone is being targeted these days. Cyber criminals are searching for everything from your banking and financial info …

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Latest Facebook Hacking Attack Investigated By FBI

Latest Facebook Hacking Attack Investigated By FBI

  Times of India   WASHINGTON: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating in the investigation of a “sophisticated Facebook hacking attack” by hackers on Facebook last month, which, according to the social network, has not compromised users’ data. The daily San Francisco Chronicle said Saturday that the FBI is working with Facebook to determine the origin of last month’s hacker attack that …

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Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

John Brandon Fox News   Sadie Ouse, a high school senior, never saw it coming. Recently, Facebook hackers commandeered her Facebook account. Using a common malware tactic, the hacker sent a message to all of her friends with a link to the site homeincomenow3.com, operated by “Zhang Lei” in Beijing, China. A Norton security scan of the site revealed a …

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3 Ways Facebook Hackers Target Your Account

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Facebook accounts are an often overlooked gateway into an individual’s personal life.   We, as social networking users, have few reservations about posting our photos, location, plans to travel, private outbursts, and information regarding friends, family and work.  We include names, phone numbers, email addresses, GPS coordinates and the list goes on and …

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Facebook Mobile Camera App Allows Hackers To Hijack Accounts

Facebook Mobile Camera App Allows Hackers To Hijack Accounts

Ingrid Lunden Techcrunch   PSA to all Facebook Camera users on iOS: If you haven’t updated your app in the past few days, update it now. The older version of the app, pre-1.1.2 and released before December 21, has a security loophole. When used over WiFi networks, malicious hackers can tap the network and hijack accounts, picking up information like email addresses …

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UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Gareth Crosskey, Facebook hacker and former fast food employee from the UK, hacked into the Facebook account of the popular teen star Selena Gomez.  He then went on to threaten to leak emails between Gomez and her boyfriend Justin Bieber. On July 4th, 2012 Crosskey had his jail sentence reduced on appeal. Crosskey sparked …

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13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

Jing Castañeda ABS-CBN News   This article includes 13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account. MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday warned against Facebook accounts being used by hackers by to dupe people. One 17-year-old user of the social media site, identified only as “Anna,” revealed that she nearly became a victim of a …

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Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking Facebook Accounts of 13 Women

Man Sentenced To 150 Days For Hacking 13 Women's Facebook Accounts

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A 27 year old man from Woodbury, MN was sentenced to 150 days in the Washington County Jail after pleading guilty to hacking Facebook accounts of 13 women and stealing their identities. In March, Timothy P. Noirjean pleaded guilty to thirteen felony counts of electronic use of false pretense to obtain identity. Judge …

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