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At $136 billion, is this the most expensive tweet in history?
It was a momentary blip which cost the U.S Stock Exchange over $136 billion – and it was caused by a hacked tweeter account.
Microsoft burns Twitter, Facebook & Apple as it admits it was hacked
Microsoft burns Twitter and Apple over their security features whilst admitting it was hacked in the same zero-day Java exploit as them.
More and more spam now comes from people you know, Google says
Each day, more and more “illegal, fraudulent or spammy” email messages originate, or at least appear to, from those you know, says Google.
Hackintosh – Apple was hacked but “no evidence” any data was taken
Apple has become the third major tech company, after Facebook and Twitter, to admit that it was victim of a sophisticated hack at the end of January
What happens when someone tries to hack your Gmail account?
When Google sent me an email today saying my Gmail account had been hacked, this is what I did (and how Google helped me make my account more secure).
Twitter hack was not an “isolated incident” & not the work of amateurs
While those that hacked Twitter did not gain access to a large number of accounts the company has warned that more could be on the way as the number of attacks against media companies increase.
Reuters blog site hacked, fake Syria-related stories posted
Reuters pulls down its blogging platform after hackers gain access to the site and post pro-Syrian regime stories.
Five leading members of LulzSec arrested or further charged, including two from Ireland
A cross-continent operation this morning has resulted in the arrest of three alleged members of hacker group LulzSec, with two other alleged members charged with conspiracy.
Two arrested over Fine Gael website hack, subsequently released without charge
Two teenagers were arrested early this morning on suspicion of hacking Fine Gael’s website in January of this year and allegedly gaining access to contact details of 2,000 site subscribers. Both males were released without charge a short time ago.
Libya’s domain registry website hacked
The website of Libya’s domain registry, nic.ly, has been hacked with a simple message stating “bye bye Qadaffi [sic]“. The hack is attributed to an individual known as ‘Electr0n’ and contains obvious anti-Muammar Gaddafi sentiment.
Anonymous hacks NATO, releases secret documents online
Hacking group Anonymous claims that it has gained access to top secret NATO files in a daring attack on the global security organisation today.
News International website hacked, claims Rupert Murdoch’s body found in garden
A News International website has been hacked and an article published claiming that Rupert Murdoch’s body has been found in his garden. The website new-times.co.uk, a News International property, shows a replica of The Sun website and an unfounded article titled “Media moguls body discovered”.
Sony Music Ireland website hacked, claims two members of The Script commit suicide
Sony Music Ireland’s website appears to have been hacked earlier this morning after three unlikely stories were published on the news section of the website. One story claimed that Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan from The Script committed suicide after their gig at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, while another claimed scientists have proved that watching the X Factor decreases one’s “Intelligence Quote (sic)”.
IMF suffer “major breach” in sophisticated cyberattack
It would appear that Google and Sony are not the only organisations to have fallen victim to a recent spate of successful hacking attacks. The New York Times are reporting that The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was recently hit by a large and sophisticated cyberattack, although very few details concerning this are yet known.