17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested – Tempemail

A 17-year-old teen and two other 19 and 22-year-old individuals have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts within minutes as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” Continue Reading

Twitter hack: US and UK teens arrested over breach of celebrity accounts | Twitter

Authorities have charged three men in a major Twitter breach this month that hacked the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in bitcoin. The suspects include a 19-year-old British man from Bognor Regis, a 22-year-old man from Continue Reading

17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested – Tempemail

Three young individuals — 17, 19, and 22-year-old — have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, from the Continue Reading

Twitter Blames Major Hack on Human Vulnerabilities – Tempemail

Sourced from Wired. Twitter has confirmed that on 15 July 2020 the company fell victim to a phone spear-phishing attack which saw hackers use employee credentials to gain access to 130 Twitter accounts, ultimately Tweeting from 45, accessing the DM inbox of 36 and downloading the Twitter Data of 7. The Continue Reading

130 Twitter Accounts were Affected by Unprecedented Hack | Tempemail

Sourced from Wired. Twitter fell victim to a major hack that saw 130 high-profile accounts – belonging to the likes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, former US President Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and Apple, amongst others – targetted, although it’s reported that no passwords were stolen. Hackers used these accounts Continue Reading

The scariest thing about the latest Twitter hack? We don’t know how often it happens | Alex Hern | Opinion- Tempemail

As the ramifications of a potentially catastrophic hack of Twitter continue to reverberate across the security industry, I’m reminded of that trope of slasher movies: when the surviving teens are told that the killer’s phone calls have been coming from inside the house all along. There are still questions to Continue Reading

Several High-Profile Accounts Hacked in the Biggest Twitter Hack of All Time – Tempemail

Social media platform Twitter, earlier today on Wednesday, was on fire after it suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history. A number of high-profile Twitter accounts, including those of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Uber, and Apple, were breached simultaneously Continue Reading

Scammers take over high-profile Twitter accounts in mass hack – Security- Tempemail

A growing number of high-profile verified Twitter accounts were hacked today, including those belonging to tech billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, in what appear to have been an internal systems compromise at the social media provider. Apple and ride-sharing giant Uber’s official account were also compromised, in Continue Reading

Is spyware technology helping governments hack phones? | Technology

In October 2019, the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against a little known Israeli technology company called NSO Group. It accused the group of being responsible for a series of highly sophisticated cyber-attacks on 1,400 of its users, many of them human rights activists, journalists and diplomatic officials. Continue Reading