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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

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 and over $850 million in …

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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 on a friend’s Facebook profile with a link claiming to …

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Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

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 posting things. Hack My Facebook, …

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Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

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, however, because they follow a …

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Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated?

Social Network Hacking Part 2 - Have You Been Infiltrated?

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 over 840 million user profiles. …

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Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

  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 purporting to show atrocities in …

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Facebook Account Hacked By Spammer Selling Sneakers

Facebook Account Hacked By Spammer Selling Sneakers

David Segal New York Times   Facebook Account Hacked, legitimate account holder suffers. FACEBOOK’S initial public stock offering caused a lot of well-publicized agita. But if you think investors were the only ones fuming at the company, read on. Q. In mid-April, my Facebook profile was hijacked. I could not sign into my account, and someone started posting photographs of sneakers …

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Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

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 January last year, Crosskey gained …

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Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

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 Tuesday. Boeing’s website was down …

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Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

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 world, hacked into Chinese government …

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