Tag Archives: social hacking

Hacked ‘iPhone Sexting App’: Why Texting Naked Photos is a Bad Idea

Hacked 'iPhone Sexting App': Texting Naked Photos is a Bad Idea

Dominique Mosbergen The Huffington Post   iPhone Sexting App May Not Be Secure As You Think… There are a few good reasons why sending incriminating pictures, naked or otherwise, over the photo and video app Snapchat may not be such a great idea. Other than concerns about bullying and underage sexting, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Snapchat messages, once thought to be super secure because of their …

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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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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Starting Monday,  up to 300,000 users may experience an Internet blackout due to a nasty virus that started circulating the web in 2007. The FBI will shut down the temporary DNS servers that it set up to support users affected by the rogue virus called DNSChanger.  Once those servers are shut down, all …

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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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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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Do You Support The Anonymous Hactivists?

Do You Support The Anonymous Hactivists?

Tejaswi Agarwal CoolAge – College life on the go. Do you support the Anonymous hactivists? Well, for those of you who don’t know about anonymous, ‘Anonymous‘ is a loosely associated hacktivist group that originated in 2003 on the image board 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It …

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