John #McAfee #Twitter and #phone #hacked to #promote #cryptocurrencies

Cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee is warning users that anyone can be hacked after someone allegedly broke into his Twitter account to promote cryptocurrency investments. McAfee claims the threat actor hacked his phone through his carrier, AT&T, and moved his phone number to another phone and sent tweets promoting several different…


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Twitter #Update: New #Authentication Method #Switches To #Third-Party #Apps From SMS

Recent reports have revealed that social media giant Twitter is ramping up its security measures as they have introduced a new two-factor authentication measure that supports third-party apps instead of SMS. “Login verification is an extra layer of security for your Twitter account. Instead of only entering a password to…


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John #McAfee’s #Twitter Gets #Hacked; #Starts Coin of the #Minute #Parade

John McAfee’s Twitter was hacked earlier today, and posted a few ‘coin of the day’ recommendations, leading to major pumps and dumps as bots went all in. As if the crypto verse and John McAfee’s relationship needed more drama, a while ago the @officialmcafee Twitter started posting random coin recommendations,…


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CNN says #Anderson Cooper’s #Twitter account apparently #hacked

CNN says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a “tool” and a “pathetic loser” following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama’s Senate election. The cable network tweeted early Wednesday that “someone gained access” to Anderson’s account and sent the tweet…


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How #tweets become #weapons: Security #expert sees #hacker “tells” in the #data

It’s not often representatives from three of the most powerful media technology companies in the world appear together, but that is exactly what happened last week in Washington, D.C. Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were called to testify before the U.S. Congress about the spread of disinformation during the…


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Twitter Discovers Russian Bots Attempted To Sow Political Discord

Just days after Facebook announced it discovered that a Russian group spent $100,000 to post politically divisive advertisements, Twitter turned over information to congress. They revealed that Russia Today, the state-run paper, spent $274k to promote similarly divisive political ads. Colin Crowell, Twitter’s vice president for public policy, met with…


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Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

As Congressional investigations into Russia’s role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year’s presidential election. For Twitter, that…


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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

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

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

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

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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Saudi hackers attack Iran’s Al-Alam Twitter account

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

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

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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