Celebrities

Stalker zoomed in on Japanese idol’s eyes to find out where she lived

An obsessed fan assaulted J-Pop star Ena Matsuoka after determining where she lived by zooming in on selfies she had posted on social media, and examining the reflection in her eyes.


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Smashing Security #144: Google helps the FBI, Twitter Jack’s hijack, and car data woes

Should Google really be helping the FBI with a bank robbery? What’s the story behind the Twitter CEO claiming there’s a bomb in their offices? And how much does your car really know about you?

And we mourn the loss of Doctor Who legend Terrance Dicks…


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Twitter disables tweeting via SMS (temporarily at least), in wake of Jack Dorsey account hijack

In the wake of the CEO of Twitter having his account hijacked the site has disabled the option to tweet via SMS.


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About the Twitter CEO ‘@jack hack’

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey had his account hijacked, after his mobile phone provider allowed someone else to seize his number.


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Bella Thorne releases her own topless photos after hacker threats

Actress refuses to play into hacker’s hands, and publishes topless images of herself.


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Radiohead refuses to pay $150,000 ransom for ‘hacked’ recordings, releases them instead

How do you stop a hacker from making a fortune out of the files they have stolen from you? Files that thousands of people are probably desperate to own?

Simple. You make the files readily available to anyone on the internet to access.


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Zara Larsson wants your password so she can watch Game of Thrones

When a celebrity asks if you can share your password…


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Smashing Security #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.


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Michael Bublé’s Instagram suffers cock-up

Someone has posted some rather bizarre things on singer Michael Bublé’s Instagram account.


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Smashing Security #101: Rule 34, Twitter scams, and Facebook fails

A Facebook friend request leads to arrest, Twitter scams ride again via promoted ads, and adult websites expose their members. Oh, and Graham finds out what Rule 34 is.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.


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Twitter thought Elon Musk’s bizarre tweets were evidence he’d been hacked

It’s an odd state of affairs when the bogus Elon Musk accounts offering bitcoin giveaways appear more legitimate than the real Elon’s tweets.


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Naked celebrity photo hacker used to be a high school teacher

A former high school teacher is to plead guilty to hacking into the online accounts of celebrities and stealing naked photographs and other private information.


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000000 is Kanye West’s iPhone passcode

You can bet mischievous hackers are right now trying to crack into Kanye West’s online accounts with equally diabolical passwords.


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Zuckerberg’s Facebook page? I’ll livestream its deletion, says hacker

A Taiwanese bug hunter says that he will livestream his attempt to delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page this weekend.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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No, Michael J Fox isn’t dead

Calm down. Michael J Fox isn’t dead.

A rumour spread across social media that the star of sitcom “Family Ties” and the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy had carked it at the age of 57.


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21-year-old woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez

Popstar Selena Gomez’s alleged hacker has been charged.

Are your secret password reset questions easy to answer with public information?


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