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Twitter Warns Some Users Of State-Sponsored Hack

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data...

Russian Hackers Used Twitter To Target US Government: Report

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

By Joseph MennSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers t...

Newsweek Twitter Account Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

Newsweek's Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning by a group calling itself the "Cyber Caliphate," which claims to be connected to the militant Is...

French Newspaper Le Monde's Twitter Account Hacked

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media

(Reuters) - French newspaper Le Monde said its Twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collecti...

Now It Is CENTCOM: But It Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Security comes down to protecting people, and if you can't do that your security system is faulty.

Syrian Hackers Say They Also Hacked Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

The Syrian Electronic Army, the hackers who claimed to have hacked the New York Times' website on Tuesday are also saying that they hacked Twitter. ...

Hacker Claims Access To 'Entire Database Of Users On Twitter'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

An Islamist hacker claiming he has access to "the entire database of users on Twitter" leaked the account information of 15,000 people on Tuesday. ...

JWoww Gets Twitter Hacked

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | Celebrity

GTH: Gym, tan, hacked! MTV reality star Jenni "JWoww" Farley is the latest celebrity to get Twitter hijacked. Trouble on the shore hit Sunday night wh...

Twitter Introduces 2-Factor Authentication To Protect Accounts From Hackers

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

Twitter unveiled a new security feature on Wednesday to combat a recent spate of high-profile hacks of user accounts. The feature, known as two-fac...

The Tweet That Was Heard Around the World

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.06.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

The market risks associated with real-time reporting became a reality last month, as a Twitter hoax claiming that an explosion occurred at the White House injuring President Obama led to a 150-point drop, a $136 billion market value, in the Dow Jones industrial average.

The Onion Skewers Burger King Twitter Hack

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

What did people ever do before they had a Twitter telling them about the latest Burger King news?...

Those MTV And BET 'Hacks' Were A PR Stunt

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology

After the Twitter accounts for both Burger King and Jeep were hacked over a two-day period, you're likely to take @MTV and @BET at their word when the...

Twitter Hacking Hits High-Profile Accounts

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Regardless of the solution, Twitter has to take action and release a statement on the recent hackings soon. Especially before a third high-profile hacking takes place and further psychologically impacts users already nervous about the prospect.

Jeep's Twitter Was Hacked Too

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology

Apparently, the Twitter hacks will not stop this week. On Monday, Burger King's official account was taken over by hackers, who changed its profile pi...

7 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft Before Facebook Gets Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

An identity thief can make life very difficult for you. As the hacks of the New York Times and Twitter prove, it's only a matter of time. And how can anyone in their right mind "Like" that?

Possible Twitter Hacking Results In Password Resets, Confusion

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology

A possible Twitter hacking had users of the social network prompted with password resets on Thursday. However, notification emails were also sent to n...

LulzSec Reborn Leaks Thousands Of Twitter Accounts

PCMag | Posted 06.12.2012 | Technology

LulzSec Reborn, the so-called redux of disbanded hacker group LulzSec, leaked around 10,000 Twitter usernames and passwords of members who used TweetG...

Was Mike Wilbon's Twitter Hacked?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.12.2011 | Sports

Before his beloved Chicago Bears hosted the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers in last year's NFC Championship Game, ESPN talking head and columnist Mi...

Michigan QB Has Twitter Hacked By Ex-Girlfriend?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Sports

It seems that the Twitter account of University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was hacked late Thursday morning. A series of angry messages p...

What To Do If Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

Spamming your Twitter followers with links to diet sites, specious videos, or links to "pics"? You're not alone. From the slew of sketchy Direct Me...

'WTF' Twitter Hack Making Rounds: Worm Spreads Via T.Co Link

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new Twitter worm circulated quickly Sunday afternoon, affecting thousands of accounts, just days after the "OnMouseOver" hack hit hundreds of thousa...

Twitter Attacker Revealed

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An Australian teenager has become an overnight Internet celebrity for admitting that he was the mastermind behind the "mouseover" attack that led to T...

Iranian Twitter Hackers Briefly Silence Narcissists

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

A group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army briefly hacked the social messaging service Twitter last night, frustrating the efforts of narcissists to share their most mundane and banal thoughts.

Twitter Spam: Phishing Scam Steals Twitter Passwords

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

According to, a new worm and phishing scam is spreading on Twitter. The message could come from the hacked accounts of "friends you tru...

Twitters Hacked: Fox News, Barack Obama, Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A flurry of high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked, most prominently the Fox News account, which has declared that Bill O'Reilly is gay. Fox ...