Tag Archive | "twitter hack"


03 February 2014 | 865 views

A Story Of Social Engineering – How @N Lost His $50,000 Twitter Handle

So last week I read an interesting tale about social engineering on Medium, a story by a chap named Naoki Hiroshima and his Twitter handle, which was @N. Yes just one letter, a pretty rare and it seems valuable handle as he had offers of up to $50,000 for it. In the end though, someone [...]

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04 February 2013 | 1,315 views

Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords

The big news for the past few days was a rather sizable Twitter hack, although it’s only a small percentage of the 140 million strong Twitter user-base – 250,000 is still a large number. If you were affected you will have received a password reset e-mail and will be prompted to change your password if [...]

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13 September 2011 | 9,383 views

Script Kiddies Lay Claim To NBC News Twitter Account Hack

There was a bit of a buzz on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when the NBC News Twitter account was hacking and started posting updates regarding a repeated terrorist attack against ground zero. It only lasted a few minutes but as the account has 120,000 followers – it caused quite a stir. It’s not known [...]

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22 September 2010 | 8,706 views

Twitter onMouseOver XSS Exploit Causes Chaos

The big news yesterday was an epic XSS flaw on Twitter that sent the micro-blogging service into chaos. They actually made an announcement during the hack that users should stay off the web-site and use 3rd party services through the API (Software such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic, Gravity etc). They posted an update on the status [...]

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24 June 2009 | 10,060 views

Twitter Hack Spreads P*rn Trojan

I had a spam tweet appear in my stream a while back and like Guy Kawasaki I also had absolutely no idea where it came from. Perhaps some kinda XSS flaw in Twitter when I visited a site that spawned the message (in a hidden iframe perhaps). It wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was [...]

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