Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Here’s all 2,752 known Twitter bots that Russia used to tilt the 2016 US Presidential election

// November 8th, 2017 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

Here it is. Released by House, below is the complete list of 2,752 now-deactivated Twitter accounts suspected of being Russian bots used to impact the 2016 US Presidential election. user id handle 905874659358453760 10_gop 2528776985 1488reasons 2535564756 1D_Nicole_ 79793901 1DRussianFNDM 1860330774 1Erik_Lee 838742761515991041 1lorenafava1 2537164155 2lauragibson 823484279787294720 2ndHalfOnion 80712878 2oliverbaker 80723578 30ToMarsFandom 3644473036 459Jisalge 2261091126 […]

Are Wild Neutron’s latest attacks related to the zero-day exploit(s) in Hacking Team’s drop?

// July 10th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Both Kaspersky and Symantec released reports this week pointing out the increase in attacks by Wild Neutron (aka Jripbot, Morpho, or Butterfly). WN had gone mostly dormant (or undetected?) since 2013 after hitting Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft using zero-day Java exploits (seeded in the hacked forums of various websites) and the OSX/Pintsized Mac OS […]

Syrian Electronic Army declares war on U.S. – hijacks President Obama’s Twitter and Facebook feeds

// October 28th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is back in the news today, this time after tweets from the @BarrackObama Twitter account and posts to the President’s Facebook fan page contained links to SEA YouTube content. At this time it is not believed that the President’s Twitter nor Facebook page was hacked but rather SEA has gained […]

Largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers – vulnerable machines used to attack Facebook, Twitter

// February 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Apple announced yesterday (2/19/13) that hackers had infected Macintosh computers of employees using an exploit in Oracle’s Java software stack. The attack is largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers. The malware is believed to have originated from an iPhone developer website and was later used to launch massive attacks against Facebook, Twitter, and “other […]

For anyone who thinks Twitter’s new Vine will die quickly we have two words – animated GIF

// January 24th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

Twitter uses can now add six-second looping videos to their 140-character tweets using technology Twitter bought last year from developer start-up Vine. Hey, it’s like animated GIFs with sound (or Instagram with video)! So far, the 5.7MB free application is only available to owners of iPads and the iPhone 3GS and above, and it’s optimized […]

Anonymous account (YourAnonNews) suspended by Twitter – back online after bout of smooth talking

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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@YourAnonNews, a public relations Twitter account used by members of Anonymous to relay hacktivist related news and information to hundreds of thousands of followers, was suspended by Twitter around 11:50 AM EST on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. A backup Twitter account, @YANBackUp, had been created by Anonymous just two weeks prior.

Israel Defense Forces live-tweeting attack on Hamas – with pictures and video

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are live-tweeting their attack on Hamas today. Tweets notifying the public of attacks and counterattacks, sometimes accompanied with pictures and video, have been coming from @IDFSpokesperson all day giving Twitterers a first-hand account of the attacks. This is how it began: “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or […]

NASCAR driver fined $25,000 for tweeting from car during race

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

As if racing in NASCAR was not enough of an adrenaline rush, NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski can tweet while driving his race car. Brad Keselowski recently tweeted fans in the Daytona 500 prompting NASCAR to issue a new rule – no smartphones in the cars. Brad Keselowski tweeted during a race again last Sunday and […]

Was Twitter hacked last week?

// November 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Twitter had a rough week. First they sent out hundreds (thousands?) of emails to users requesting they change their Twitter password. First word was that the deluge of password reset emails was an accident on Twitter’s part. Then word leaked that the password reset was required because of a hack against Twitter. This was followed […]

Rumor: Twitter working on Instagram-like photo filtering service

// November 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

According to a recent report, Twitter is working to add photo filters to its upload service in an attempt to compete with Instagram (who is at 1 million users and growing). The update will be launched within the next few months. Right now, Instagram uploads are only available via IOS and Android (although rumors are […]

Should Shashank Tripathi, “Internet Jackass”, be drawn and quartered for his bogus Sandy tweets? Give me a break…

// November 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

This is the sort of thing that makes me question the intelligence, and sanity, of some Americans. During the Hurricane Sandy event, Shashank Tripathi, operating under the Twitter name @comfortablysmug, tweeted a few bits of incorrect information. He claimed the NYSE floor was flooded and in another tweet told followers that the local power companies […]

New social networking service, Pheed, aims to be the new Twitter with richer interface and quality paid feed subscriptions from influencers

// October 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Pheed, launched on August 10, 2012 and operating out of a rented six-acre mansion on Mulholland Drive near Hollywood, has hit 350,000 unique subscribers in only a few months. Several celebrities have already signed up for the service and why not – with Pheed they are allowed to charge for their content feeds or sell […]

Beware: Good Twitter handles are being stolen and sold for gold

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

How important is a strong password on Twitter? Depends on how much you value your Twitter handle. If a hacker can spoof their IP address, they can hack away at your Twitter password all day without repercussions. They do this because good Twitter handles can be sold for a pretty penny, up to $1,000 in […]