Twitter has announced that 250,000 accounts have been hacked in attacks that they say appeared similar to recent attacks on the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. If the attacks, exposing usernames, encrypted password data, email addresses and session tokens, aren’t bad enough, Twitter’s announcement opens the door for a series of follow-up phishing attacks.
Here’s what to watch out for. More
Twitter has just announced (Thursday November 15) that it is rolling out a new facility to enable you to send tweets directly to email addresses. More
On Tuesday we saw reports of the results of the US government’s monitoring of social media: BBC – Caution on Twitter urged as tourists barred from US. There’s no denying that Big Brother is watching you.
And today we see reports of Anonymous’ ability to monitor US/UK government agencies: BBC – Anonymous gain access to FBI and Scotland Yard hacking call
We should be concerned – in both cases.