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Twitter Refuses to Warn Users But Accounts Hijacked Hacked Scam Website

July 15, 2011 12:39am by copythis

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Yeah, Twitter accounts are being hacked--and, yeah, Twitter knows about it. The company knows accounts have been compromised for a month. But Twitter refuses to notify users that consumerwarningsreport.com is hijacking user accounts, even sending tweets from those compromised accounts--leading to a scam website for making $6,795 per month as a stay-at-home mom. Read more

Ticked Off Former IT Employee Subs Porn for CEO Boss' Power Point

July 3, 2011 1:47pm by hearit

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It's the first computer hacking case prosecuted in the city of Baltimore, and it's revenge gone wrong--at least for one former IT guy, Walter Powell. The former Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems employee pled guilty to switching out a lewd image in a former boss' Power Point presentation. Board members got porn not graphs. Read more

Farmville App Steals Facebook User and Friends Personal Bio Info

October 18, 2010 6:25pm by copythis

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You might have been annoyed by Farmville app requests sent by Facebook friends but now you have reason to be pissed. Farmville and its maker Zynga--and ten of the top apps--are accused of one of the worst privacy breaches and harvesting ID numbers, “Friends” and other biographical data, allegedly sending that personal info to ad agencies and firms.
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FBI Involved in Apple iPad 3G ATT Security Breach of Users

June 10, 2010 8:06pm by copythat

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An Apple iPad 3G Security hole breaches personal users' information of at least 114,000 users via data plan carrier AT&T. Read more

Facebook Security Issue Pumps User Events to Public Domain

May 21, 2010 4:07pm by copythis

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Privacy and your Facebook info might not be as private as you think, while a hole in the API is allowing users' Event Calendar info to be pumped online to the public domain-for the world to see-and Read more

Monthly Facebook Charges False Rumor Scam but Hijacks Computers

May 19, 2010 9:33pm by hearit

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The false rumor, that Facebook will begin to charge its users a monthly fee, is being circulated throughout Facebook protest Groups and Fan Pages: Guess what, people?-you're spreading Malware traps Read more

1.5 Million Hacked Facebook Accounts for Sale Online

May 10, 2010 8:34pm by underthesea

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1.5 Million Facebook users were put up for sale at $25 to $45 per account, based on number of Facebook Friends.
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