Foothill still working to gain control of hacked Twitter account

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LAS VEGAS – Foothill High School has yet to regain control of its Twitter account a day after a hack attack. The hacker posted several tweets on Tuesday with obscene messages and nudity. Students at Foothill displayed a range of emotions from laughter to indifference to distaste. “I haven’t seen…


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For the little guy, social media can be an equalizer

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When Tony Hull wants to plan a hyper-local marketing campaign, he opens the Facebook page of his family-owned firm, Friends and Family Auto Service. He creates a message, checks off the age groups he’s after, looks at a map and starts plugging in zip codes. “This time, I decided to…


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The fake hacking tool that turns the table on snoopers: ‘Facebook Unlocker’ app that claims to give you access to anyone’s account will steal your details instead

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Wannabe hackers who try to break into Facebook accounts using a ready-made tool are in for a nasty surprise. Facebook Unlocker promises to provide access to a target’s profile on the social network, but instead steals information that could be sold to criminals. Although the app’s low budget appearance should…


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‘OurMine’ hacks FC Barcelona’s Twitter account

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A day after hacker group “OurMine” hacked social media accounts of Sony’s Playstation, Football Club (FC) Barcelona’s Twitter account has fallen prey to the group, announcing a false signing. According to a report in The Goal on Wednesday, the hacker group falsely announced the signing of Angel Di Maria from…


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OurMine Strikes Again, Hacks Sony PlayStation Twitter Accounts

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The notorious hacking group ‘OurMine’ which claims to be white hat hackers have surfaced again, soon after embarrassing HBO by hacking the network as well as its favourite show Game of Thrones’ Twitter accounts. Earlier today it was reported that OurMine has hacked the twitter handle of Sony PlayStation. While…


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HBO’s cybersecurity woes continue, hackers break into the company’s Twitter and Facebook account

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As HBO struggles to stop Game of Thrones (GoT) leaks and tackle hackers’ ransom threats, another hacker group has broken into the TV company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. “Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine.org ->…


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Hacking of school district’s Twitter account is cautionary tale

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St. Lucie County School District Superintendent Wayne Gent discusses a cyber attack Friday, June 30, 2017, targeted at the school district’s Twitter account at the St. Lucie County Schools building in Fort Pierce. JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALM Do you have a Twitter or other social media account? If so, imagine this scenario:…


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Turkey’s Twitter Crackdown Ratchets Up, As State Says, ‘Click Now To Report A User To The Police!’

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On July 4, Eren Aksoyoğlu, a member of the Turkish Joint June Movement opposition bloc, was taken into custody for a tweet criticising the government’s handling of a racially-motivated brawl in Ankara. Less than two weeks later, Turkish police issued a warrant for film director Mustafa Altıoklar for tweeting dismissively…


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“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn links

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A social media botnet that spammed Twitter accounts with links to pornographic content sent out more than 8.5 million posts from 90,000 unique accounts before it was neutralized, according to a new report. The botnet, dubbed Siren (as in the seductive mythical creatures who lured sailors to their doom), generated…


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Customs agents aren’t allowed to check social accounts of U.S. citizens

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United States citizens should know that their social media accounts are off limits to Customs and Border Protection agents The rules surrounding checks of phones and social data has been murky at best, and still would be if it weren’t for a letter authored by CBP acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan…


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Saudi hackers attack Iran’s Al-Alam Twitter account

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Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam news network says hackers affiliated to the Saudi Arabian regime have broken into its official Twitter account. Al-Alam said on Monday that the act of online sabotage had been “a hasty reaction” after the Iranian network provided extensive coverage of the liberation of the Iraqi city of…


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‘DoubleSwitch’ is a new hacking tactic for Twitter accounts

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Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets. The hack, called “DoubleSwitch” involves taking over the account and…


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Russian hackers targeted Pentagon workers with malware-laced Twitter messages

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Russia may have used Twitter as a tool of international espionage. An article published today in Time describes an official report that circulated through the intelligence community, claiming agents of the Russian government sent malware-laced Twitter messages to more than 10,000 employees of the US Department of Defense. “Depending on…


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Someone Hacked Far-Right Group Britain First’ Website, Twitter and YouTube

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The website and social media accounts of Britain First, a far-right group were hacked earlier yesterday by unknown hackers. Although it is unclear how the hack was conducted the hackers were able to compromise Britain First’s official YouTube channel, Twitter account of Paul Golding, the leader of Britain First and…


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Twitter sues U.S. Homeland Security to block probe into Trump critic’s identity

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The social media company said that allowing the department access to the person behind the @ALT_USCIS account would produce a “grave chilling effect.” Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking the court to prevent the department from taking steps to unmask the user behind…


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EU wants to create backdoors to encrypted social media apps

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The proposals would force companies like WhatsApp to hand over user data The European Commission is planning to introduce new measures that will provide a backdoor to application encryption, making it easier for security agencies to access data on services like WhatsApp. EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová made the proposals…


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SECURITY & FRAUD AT&T Breaks Seizure-Causing Tweet Case

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AT&T can be credited with cracking the identity of a Twitter user who sent an image that caused seizures to a Newsweek journalist. According to a report in the Verge, the break in the case, which resulted in the arrest of John Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, came three months and…


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Russian hacking group New World Hackers claims it was behind ABC News Twitter breach

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A Russian hacking collective known as New World Hackers has claimed responsibility for breaching the Twitter accounts of US news websites ABC News and Good Morning America. Tweets filled with profanity and false news reports were posted to the ABC News account at around 10.30 GMT this morning, while tweets…


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Booker T shares a story about being hacked

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What’s the story?The biggest story sweeping the professional wrestling industry at the moment is WWE Superstar Paige’s recent victimisation from a cyber attack that leaked several personal photos and videos of her.On a recent edition of his show “Heated Conversations”, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T opened up about a…


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Twitter Application Hack Results in Nazi Spam

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An outside sourced hack into a Twitter program on March 14 led to the creation of Nazi spam affecting the most prominent accounts. Accordingly the next day, Twitter Counter confirmed the hack into its service followed with declaring it had adopted ways for countering the kind of abuse. The hacked…


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