We see phishing scams all of the time on social networks – there have been phishing scams on Twitter, Hotmail, Facebook, and many more. The object of the hackers game is to fool you into giving them your personal information, such as username, password, and even worse credit card details. These scams might come via Email as we have seen on Yahoo or on instant messages, private messages on various networks, its not hard for them to get control of your account. Twitter DM Phishing Scams – Have I been hacked What are these Phishing Scams on Twitter Direct Messages on Twitter with the subject line as lol u didn't see them tapping u your in this Hey this person is writing cruel things about you wow your busted in this video fb is offering freee apple ipadds 2 Hey this user is writing cruel things about you OMG your in this and more....... The first thing we notice is, that most of the time, the grammar or the spelling is incorrect - Some lately are coming through with a link that looks like [...]
There has been a DNS Hacking causing visitors to The register to see a red and black page with the name TurkGuvenligi and underneath it says Hacked. Now reports are coming in on Twitter that the Telegraph and UPS have become victims of the same group. People are being warned not to sign in to these sites even if they do see the page as normal for at least 24 hours. Alex Norcliffe on twitter says this Turkguvenligi said on Twitter that he/they will not take any questions unless in Turkish So Charles Arthur tweeted this. DNS saldırı kimler hedef? Netnames veya ASCIO?Ve neden?Google translate - Who are the target DNS attack? Netnames or ASCIO? And why?Milyon Dolarlar - Millions of dollars ?? A few more questions went unanswered and then Charles was told to email any questions in English, this is enough. Michael Brunton-Spall @Brunton-spall has said that also hit were lso Betfair, NationalGeographic, Vodafone and Acer.com The sites themselves were not hacked but the Domain Name Server (DNS) hacking is a creating redirection to Turkguvenligi's site. Hope this helps
It wasn't long ago we heard from Lutz security that their 50 days of disruption had ended. However last night we saw them back in action as they first put a redirect on The Sun newspapers page saying that Murdoch was dead, after that the link went straight to @lulzsec feed on Twitter. The first we knew that it was them was a little message from @lulzsec twitter account saying ... After that everyone on Twitter was talking about it, as they are now. We followed the story on The Next Web, with continuous updates - The sun newspaper hacked. News international soon went down, and Lutz security then went on say this is just the beginning. One tweet said - WE HAVE JOY WE HAVE FUN, WE HAVE MESSED UP MURDOCH'S SUN. At the end @lulzSec tweeted So it looks like retirement didn't last long ...........
UPDATE BELOW It all started here...... Today Forbes published an article Dude And 50K Friends: Serious About Saving Stargate Universe About the success of the Facebook "Save Stargate Universe" page and the passion that is found within the group! The article soon found it self on the front page of Digg! A story you Dugg was promoted to Top News — 1 hr 50 min ago Dude And 50K Friends: Serious About Saving Stargate Universe A while later this joined it - A story you Dugg was promoted to Top News — 1 hr 17 min ago Facebook to file for public offering: report Very shortly after that it seems that someone thought that the page would be a good place to HACK, to mess around and put out some links - pretending that the owner Dean, had posted them, it wasn't long before the group realised what was going on! The post at the bottom, this is real - above that are of the hacker... Dean is asking people to report this to Facebook to help out:- We hope that this is resolved [...]
We heard today that the PlayStation network will return online today - I'm not sure we will believe them until it happens as they appear to be struggling. On the 20th of April 2011 we were informed by Playstation that some areas of the Network were down. Since then its gone from bad to worse, with very inadequate information from Playstation. The nightmare unfolds before our eyes. Following many rumours we soon found out that the PlayStation network had in fact been attacked by hackers and millions of gamer's personal information including credit card details may have been compromised. 26/4/11 - Sony shared that they had infact had an unauthorised intrusion into the network, and that some personal information including, names, addresses emails but that there was no evidence of that credit card information was stolen. 30/4/11- PlayStation announce that some service will be available this week - following a criminal cyber-attack on the company's data centre on this press release at Playstation blog. Playstation advised people to change their passwords and to keep a sharp eye on their bank statements, even though I also read that PlayStation said that credit [...]
Many Facebook users accounts are being hacked at the moment; there seems to have been a spate of complaints coming from friends and acquaintances. Edit: What to do if you have been hacked through the recent porn hacks - November 2011 There are many ways to get hacked on Facebook; using an open Wifi connection seems to be the quickest and easiest way. Or the old scam email that tells you to reset your password or just by clicking a dodgy link. There are various programs hackers can use and even videos on youtube on how to do it. Facebook seem to be jumping on it as fast a leopard leaps on his prey, so says one of my relatives; she received a message from Facebook saying that someone from another country had accessed her account, could she confirm this was her and or change her password, she was thrilled that they acted so quickly. Prevention You can prevent this simply, by first making sure your password is difficult - containing characters other than just letters; some techies advise that you shouldn't even use real words but use a mixture, similar to the generated ones you are sometimes given [...]
Maybe its no coincidence that Facebook recently announced some new security just after Mark Zuckerberg's personal fan page was evidently hacked. However, for whatever reason, better security on Facebook is always a good thing. Hypertext transfer protocol secureFirstly from today they say on the Facebook blog posted on 26.1.11. you'll be able to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS - It might be a good idea to turn this on (as always we have to turn it on rather than off) this especially if you are accessing Facebook on free WiFi - like at coffee shops, airports and other public places. HTTPS is used by banks or online shops - a lock shows in the address bar to show that the browser is using a secure connection, ("HTTPS") to communicate with the website and protect your information. Pages do take longer to load, and some applications may not be supported but privacy is the key so that shouldn't worry us. Facebook say that they will work hard to resolve these issues. To set this up..... Click Account - Top RightAccount SettingsTick - Browse [...]