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Hackers hijack Twitter account of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offer to sell stolen data

A hacked Russian government Twitter account offers to sell a tourist database for 66 bitcoins (approximately US $499,000).

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DDoSecrets thrown off Twitter after distributing 269GB BlueLeaks data dump

The activist group Distributed Denial of Secrets, perhaps better known by their shorter but clumsy moniker DDoSecrets, has been permanently banned from Twitter.

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

OPSEC fail! “Super-hacker” accidentally outs himself through careless clues left on social media

Hacker VandaTheGod didn’t realise he was leaving clues scattered across Facebook and Twitter that helped security researchers uncover his true identity.

The Civil Service’s rogue tweet about “Truth Twisters”

You can have a strong, unique password, you can have multi-factor authentication in place, but good luck preventing a member of your social media team ‘going rogue’.

A typical day in the life of my Twitter inbox…

Don’t forget, if you’re a scammer you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter at @gcluley with your business or marriage proposal.

Smashing Security podcast #166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam

How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads.

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.

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Twitter accounts of The Olympics and FC Barcelona hijacked by OurMine hacking group

The International Olympic Committee and FC Barcelona are the latest victims of a spree of Twitter account hijacks orchestrated by the notorious OurMine gang.

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

Facebook’s Twitter account is hijacked by notorious OurMine hacking group

Facebook’s official Twitter account started posting message from the OurMine hacking gang just before midnight UK time on Friday.

Twitter security hole allowed state-sponsored hackers to match phone numbers to usernames

Twitter admits to a bug that might have put privacy-conscious users at risk – by revealing what phone numbers are associated with which Twitter accounts.

Did Everton sign Everton? Twitter hack blamed for soccer sign-up screwup

If Everton Football Club’s Twitter account was really hacked to say it was signing Everton Soares then it needs to look at hardening its defence.

If the hack occurred at all, of course.

16 NFL teams have their social media accounts hijacked by OurMine hacking gang

Yesterday the social media accounts of at least 16 NFL teams were hijacked by a hacking gang with a history of mischievous attacks.

Want your photo removed from our facial recognition database? Just send us your photo and government-issued ID…

Controversial firm Clearview AI which stole your photographs from social media sites to feed their facial recognition database expects you to send them your photos and a scan of your ID if you want to have your data removed.

Uhh, yeah. Right.

UFC champ Kamaru Usman says his Twitter account was hacked, after series of explicit tweets against Conor McGregor

UFC’s Kamaru Usman claims his Twitter account was hacked, after it posted explicit messages about rival fighter Conor McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin.

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Facebook and Twitter warn some users’ private data was accessed via third-party app SDK

Facebook and Twitter have announced that personal data related to hundreds of users may have been improperly accessed after users logged into third-party Android apps with their social media accounts.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Twitter finally upgrades its 2FA security feature. Mobile number no longer required!

Hundreds of millions of Twitter users now have an improved way to better safeguard their accounts from being compromised.

Twitter warns verified users against attempts to mislead public after Conservative factcheckUK stunt

The Conservative Party press office posed as an independent fact-checking service on Twitter, abusing its verified status in an attempt to fool British voters.

I find it hard to see it any other way…