by Paul Ducklin You can probably guess what we mean by “Twitter hack“. Some data breaches involve millions or even billions of accounts, perhaps compromised by a leaky cloud storage server or a poorly-secured customer database. In contrast, the Twitter hack we’re referring to ultimately led to the takeover of . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin How a social engineer ripped off a victim lured in by one of those “small outstanding fee to pay” home delivery scams. The ransomware crooks targeting networks that still haven’t done their Hafnium patches. And the Linux kernel security holes that lay there undiscovered for 15 years. . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Remember when a whole bunch of celebs and top brands apparently went crazy tweeting about Bitcoin? It happened in July 2020, when many prominent blue-badged Twitter accounts suddenly starting sending out scammy cryptocoin messages. Fake tweets were blasted out from compromised accounts belonging to an eclectic range . . . Read more
by Harriet Stone TikTok is a video-sharing social media platform, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, where users make and share short-form videos that range from three seconds to one minute long. It’s the latest app to take its turn on the social media throne, following MySpace in 2005, Facebook in . . . Read more
Threat actors impersonate Google Play store in scam as Sony pulls the game off the PlayStation store due to myriad performance issues. Threat actors continue to take advantage of the hype surrounding the release of the videogame Cyberpunk 2077 in a variety of ways. The latest twist is ransomware targeting . . . Read more
Hackers claim to have access to classified information linking the president to the origin of the coronavirus and criminal collusion with foreign actors.
Popular chat apps, including LINE, Slack, Twitter DMs and others, can also leak location data and share private info with third-party servers. Link previews in popular chat apps on iOS and Android are a firehose of security and privacy issues, researchers have found. At risk are Facebook Messenger, LINE, Slack, . . . Read more
Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported. Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more