Twitter blames bug for accidentally banning a bunch of accounts

What’s allowed and isn’t allowed on Twitter isn’t always clear. Even though the company has come out with a hateful conduct policy and has unverified and banned some of those who violate it, it still makes a lot of mistakes, like suspending accounts in error. Well, it seems like Twitter has made yet another boo-boo. In the past 24 hours, the company has “banned” over a dozen […]

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As many as 48 million Twitter accounts aren’t people, says study

A big chunk of those “likes,” “retweets,” and “followers” lighting up your Twitter (TWTR)account may not be coming from human hands. According to new research from the University of Southern California, up to 15 percent of Twitter accounts are in fact bots rather than people. The research could be troubling news for Twitter, which has struggled to grow its user […]

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Dailymotion hack exposes millions of accounts

Millions of accounts associated with video sharing site Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world, have been stolen. A hacker extracted 85.2 million unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems, but about one-in-five accounts — roughly 18.3 million– had associated passwords, which were scrambled with the bcrypt hashing function, making the passwords difficult to crack. […]

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More than one million Google accounts hit by malware

More than one million Google accounts have been breached by malware that infiltrated older Android devices, cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. announced Wednesday. The researchers traced the malware back to dozens of what they called “legitimate-looking” apps — with names “Wi Fi Enhancer,” “GPS,” “Beautiful Alarm, “Battery Monitor,” and even “Google”— on third-party Android app stores. In general, […]

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How to protect your Facebook and Twitter accounts from hackers

Everyone gets hacked. Well, not really, but it feels like that these days. The Twitter accounts for the NFL, Drake, Tenacious D, Lana Del Rey, Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Chelsea Handler, and many more have been taken over by miscreants in the past few days. The exact reason isn’t clear, but there are a few possible culprits—not including the hackers themselves: […]

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Hundreds of Spotify Accounts Leaked in Apparent Hack

Over one thousand email addresses and passwords from the music streaming app Spotify were leaked following a hack attack last week, according to multiple victims who confirmed with Newsweek. Newsweek verified the details of the hack with nine individuals whose email addresses were posted publicly on November 2. One victim claimed he was locked out of his account for three days. Another victim says he […]

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Over 1,000 StubHub Accounts Reportedly Hacked

Cyber-thieves fraudulently bought tickets Cyber thieves accessed more than 1,000 customer accounts last year at the online ticket marketplace StubHub and fraudulently bought tickets for events, according to the Associated Press. San Francisco-based StubHub said thieves accessed account holders’ login and password information, capitalizing on data breaches at other websites and from malware on the customers’ computers, the AP reports. […]

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Adobe Hacked, 3 Million Customer Accounts Compromised

Adobe confirmed on Thursday that hackers breached the company’s secure networks and stole source code and sensitive information from 2.9 million customers. The information includes names, passwords, and credit card records. An announcement from the company’s chief security officer reassured customers that the credit card numbers were encrypted, affected passwords have already been reset, and customers were being notified of […]

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