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Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest Account Reportedly Hacked

Posted on November 16th, 2016.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not had an easy year with the security on several of his accounts. Reports are coming in that he has been the target of hackers for the second time this year, according to ZDNet. A hacking group by the name of OurMine is claiming responsibility for hacking into Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account. After...

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Law

A Judge Has Approved a Lawsuit to be Served via Twitter

Posted on October 7th, 2016.

Non-profit St. Francis of Assisi has been prosecuting a lawsuit on behalf of the estates and families of Assyrian Christians were murdered and had their property destroyed as a result of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State activities in the middle east. The group is suing Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank Inc., and a man named...

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Op-Ed

Be Very Careful Who You Follow on Twitter, or the PC Thought Police Will Come For You

Posted on October 6th, 2016.

A few days ago Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, unveiled a visionary, awesome plan to colonize Mars, and then the solar system. No less. For a couple of days Musk’s space colonization plan was all over the social media. But now the trending news about Elon Musk are that… he doesn’t follow enough...

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Twitter CEO’s Twitter Account Was Hacked

Posted on July 10th, 2016.

Twitter has seen the latest high-profile user account hacked. Arguably, the biggest one yet – the company CEO’s account. The same hacking outfit who previously compromised Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, as well as Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account have struck again. This time, it was the...

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Breaches

32 Million Twitter Account Credentials Leaked; Twitter Denies Breach

Posted on June 10th, 2016.

 A stolen resource of 32 million Twitter account credentials was discovered after it was put up for sale on the dark web. Twitter has assured users that its systems weren’t breached, adding that it is working to secure the compromised accounts. Leaked login credentials search engine LeakedSource revealed that it gained a copy of some of...

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Hacking

Twitter’s Most Popular Account Got Hacked

Posted on May 31st, 2016.

Popstar Katy Perry, who has some 89 million Twitter followers — notable for being the most followed account on Twitter – was hacked earlier today. A series of tweets that were profane and littered with slurs were posted from Twitter’s most followed account with 89 million followers. Although the tweets were later deleted,...

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Cybersecurity

Hacked: The Twitter Account of Controversial Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli

Posted on December 21st, 2015.

The personal Twitter account of one of the most controversial men of the year has been hacked. Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals can’t seem to catch a break. On Thursday last week, Shkreli faced charges of securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in relation to a previous hedge fund...

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Breaches

Feds Credit a Single Hacker behind Theft of 1.2 Billion Log-In Credentials

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

As revealed by court documents put forth by the FBI, the authority has identified a single hacker behind the theft of the most comprehensive credentials-hack in history. 1.2 billion stolen web credentials. Millions, possibly hundreds of millions of Facebook and Twitter logins. Over 500 million email address, aside from the stolen...

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Cybersecurity

World’s Biggest Internet & Telecom Giants Are failing at Protecting Users’ Digital Rights

Posted on November 4th, 2015.

 Google has the highest score. Facebook, not so much. Overall, there are no winners. Users are still the losers. An independent ranking chart pitting the world’s biggest internet and telecommunications giants to look at corporate practices and measures used for protecting the freedom of expression and privacy among millions of users...

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Breaches

Hacker Paralyzes Rutgers University With DDoS Attacks; Mocks Its Cybersecurity Efforts

Posted on September 29th, 2015.

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack paralyzed Rutgers University’s computer network Monday for the morning and early afternoon. The alleged hacker taunted the school on social media sites, according to nj.com, a New Jersey news site. The hacker claimed he or she was being paid $500 an hour in bitcoin by someone with a grudge...

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Companies

Uber Wanted This Guy To Snitch On His Driver. He Wouldn’t.

Posted on September 27th, 2015.

One guy apparently thought his Uber driver was high on cocaine. So he struck up a dialogue, and tweeted it. He learned about all the best spots to get cocaine and hookers in the town, according to the tweets. The tweets ultimately got the attention of Uber, who wanted the passenger to tell them who the driver was. He wouldn’t. i...

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Business

Twitter Shares Drop 10%

Posted on July 29th, 2015.

Twitter’s social media innovation may not be translating to massive profits, as a recent earnings call revealed that user growth for the platform has become “sluggish.” The company plays host to one of the largest user bases in history and often plays a central role in events such as hacks. Despite its massive size,...

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Social Media

Stealing a Tweet is Against the Law – Twitter Cracking Down on Joke Piracy

Posted on July 28th, 2015.

The purpose of the retweet feature of Twitter is to credit the original person who said whatever it is you’re retweeting. Stealing a tweet is actually against the law, according to Twitter, and this is why they have no problem deleting infringing tweets, and even punishing the accounts. There is an account, @PlagiarismBad, which is...

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Information

New York Court Rejects Facebook Bid to Stop Search Warrants

Posted on July 22nd, 2015.

As it stands now, it is crystal clear that Facebook Inc. has failed in its bid to stop the biggest search warrant ever received by the company. This came to fruition as a result of a court ruling in New York. The ruling has the potential of mitigating the volume of information social media sites relay to law enforcement agencies in the...

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Anonymous

Minds.com Redefines Social Capital

Posted on July 19th, 2015.

Reddit has karma. Facebook has “likes” and “shares.” Twitter has “retweets” and “favorites” and “followers.” YouTube has a subscription count. Those mentioned above are all versions of “social capital,” or, “the expected collective or economic benefits derived...

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Cybersecurity

Indian Police Chief to Create Livestream of Crimes in Progress

Posted on July 12th, 2015.

Police in Bangalore, India, want to make use of Periscope, the Twitter livestreaming application, so that citizens can stream crimes in progress and help the police get there faster, as well as find the bad guys and catch them when they are running away. This would amount to a somewhat decentralized surveillance system that would be...

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Information

Hacktivist groups join the fight against ISIS

Posted on March 19th, 2015.

Several Hacktivist groups, including Anonymous, GhostSec, and Ctrlsec, have formed an alliance of sorts, to combat ISIS. Together, the groups have compiled a list of 9200 Twitter accounts that they claim support ISIS. Earlier this year, the hacktivist group known as Anonymous released a video in which they mark ISIS as their next target....

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Social Media

Twitter Acts Against Revenge Porn

Posted on March 14th, 2015.

For the Twitter user who’d say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t know it was wrong to post pictures of my ex-girlfriend in a compromising position,” there’s a new, explicit policy banning such an activity. The platform is traditionally very open and laissez-faire in regards to the content posted by its users.

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Cybersecurity

Curt Schilling Will Red Dox You For Disrespecting His Daughter

Posted on March 4th, 2015.

Legendary pitcher Curt Schilling, who famously won game six of the 2004 ALCS, breaking the eighty-six year curse of the Boston Red Sox wherein they routinely failed to get past the American League Championship and into the World Series, has recently struck back against social media harassment.

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Breaches

Chipotle Twitter Hacked: Nazi Propaganda Runs Rampant

Posted on February 10th, 2015.

Chipotle, in all its delicious burrito goodness, was a victim to a Twitter hacking recently that caused a mess of problems before it was rectified.

The team:
Dmitriy Lavrov
Analyst
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com.
Mate Csar
Analyst
Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com.
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com.
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More