Hacked celebrities

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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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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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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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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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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Paris Hilton’s hacker sentenced to 57 months in prison

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton says she no longer trusts the iCloud.


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Smashing Security #077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating

The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire podcast.


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Hope Hicks hacked

So-called “Trump Whisperer” Hope Hicks claims that she has fallen victim to email hackers, and so cannot provide emails requested by the House Intelligence Committee.


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My Twitter was hacked, claims John McAfee

Security veteran John McAfee says that his Twitter account was hacked, and that’s why he’s turned OFF two-factor authentication.


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So it wasn’t Anderson Cooper who called Donald Trump a pathetic loser on Twitter after all…

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper found himself making headlines last week when his Twitter account appeared to have said something apparently designed to bruise the US president’s ego.


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Smashing Security podcast #050: MailChimp, Piers Morgan, and the Dark Overlord

There’s little time to celebrate our 50th episode, because there are rants to be had about MailChimp’s switch to single opt-in, Graham upsets Piers Morgan on Twitter, and the Dark Overlord hacking gang are up to some pretty horrid tricks.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


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Smashing Security #041: Hacking Instagram, facial failures, and spying bosses

It’s easy to phone up a celebrity on Instagram following security breach, facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival can’t tell the girls from the boys, and companies are spying on their workers’ activities.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest David Bisson.


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