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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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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 — was being sold in an online forum at HackForums.net. With …

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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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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 an interview with both CNET and Forbes that he cannot …

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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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Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data

Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over User Data

  InfoSecurity Magazine   Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data.  On the same day that a New York judge ordered Twitter to hand over the tweets of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, Twitter launches its new Transparency Report. Malcolm Harris is one of around 700 protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge. At the time the bridge was off-limits …

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UGNazi Hacktivists Attack 4chan, CloudFlare, Wounded Warrior Project

UGNazi Hacktivists Attack 4chan, CloudFlare and Wounded Warrior Project

Ms. Smith NetworkWorld   After the FBI arrested Cosmo, the alleged leader of the UGNazi hacking group, the hackers attacked CloudFlare via a flaw in Google’s two-factor authentication system. The CloudFlare hack allowed UGNazi to change the DNS for 4chan, so visitors to the site were redirected to a UGNazis Twitter account. The attack on the Wounded Warrior Project site …

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LulzSec Reborn Leaks 10,000 Twitter Accounts

LulzSec Reborn Leaks 10,000 Twitter Accounts

  Kevin Parrish Tom’s Guide   Use TweetGif? LulzSec Reborn leak may have your number. PC Magazine reports that LulzSec Reborn has leaked around 10,000 Twitter usernames and passwords of members who use TweetGif, an animated Gif-sharing application. Currently the motivation behind the leak is unknown at this point, as the group’s Pastebin announcement merely points to a destination for people to download an …

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Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

Anonymous Releases Twitter Identities of Suspected Pedophiles

Matt Liebowitz MSNBC – Security News   Anonymous hacktivists are in the midst of a campaign to name and shame suspected pedophiles who allegedly use Twitter to prey on and harass underage children. Named #TwitterPedoRing, the operation began yesterday (June 4), and has already seen data dumps of hundreds of Twitter accounts that Anonymous followers believe belong to pedophiles. In …

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

'The Unknown' Hacking Group Hits NASA and Air Force

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them just how vulnerable their systems are. Space.com reports the hack dates …

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