[ISN] The Onion explains how its Twitter account was hacked

https://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/051013-the-onion-explains-how-its-269630.html By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service May 09, 2013 Hackers who commandeered The Onion’s Twitter account used simple but effective phishing attacks to obtain passwords, according to a writeup by the publisher’s technology team. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group supporting embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has also compromised prominent Twitter accounts, including those of the Associated Press, The Guardian, the BBC and NBC News. The Onion, the spoof media outlet that calls itself “America’s Finest News Source,” saw its Twitter account taken over on Monday. The Onion satirized the hacking with a story saying that it had changed its Twitter password to “OnionMan77.” But The Onion technology team wrote a serious post on Thursday explaining how it temporarily lost control of the account. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org




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