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Twitter Ex-CEO Dick Costolo Got Hacked!

Twitter Ex-CEO Dick Costolo Got Hacked!

Jun 21, 2016
The same group of teenage hackers that hacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts have hacked another the Twitter account of another high-profile person. This time, it's Twitter's ex-CEO, Dick Costolo . The hacker group from Saudi Arabia, dubbed OurMine, compromised Twitter account of former Twitter CEO on Sunday and managed to post three tweets on Costolo's Twitter timeline, first spotted by a Recode reporter. However, the tweets seemed to be just simple-worded tweets with no disturbing content. It looked like the hacking group was testing its access to the account. All the three tweets in question have since been deleted, and Costolo soon regained access to his account. Moreover, Twitter also suspended the Twitter account belonging to OurMine once again, after the company already suspended its original account following the Zuckerberg hacks. After regaining access to his account, Costolo said that the group of hackers ma
Malicious Pinterest browser plugin stealing passwords and spreading spam

Malicious Pinterest browser plugin stealing passwords and spreading spam

Jul 11, 2013
Social networking sites are unfortunately now major interest to malicious cyber criminals, spreading malware and building botnet army to steal money direct from your keyboards. Janne Ahlberg, a security professional from Finland found and analysed an interesting piece of malicious code, offered as browser plugin, and infecting system to steal passwords from user's browser and also modifies the original Pinterest Pins links to spam with malicious links automatically. A diet spam on Pinterest redirecting users to a malicious site with domain name  pinteresf.org , plausible-looking domain name, like original Pinterest with similar appearance. On page load, it triggers a pop up message to all incoming visitors, offering to download " Pinterest Tool " as shown in screenshots " To continue, install our Pinterest Tool and enjoy more features of our site. " Janne's investigation claims that, this fake site offering a fake malware loaded browser plugin, harvesting passwords from us
Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Apr 15, 2024Active Directory / Attack Surface
To minimize the risk of privilege misuse, a trend in the privileged access management (PAM) solution market involves implementing just-in-time (JIT) privileged access. This approach to  privileged identity management  aims to mitigate the risks associated with prolonged high-level access by granting privileges temporarily and only when necessary, rather than providing users with continuous high-level privileges. By adopting this strategy, organizations can enhance security, minimize the window of opportunity for potential attackers and ensure that users access privileged resources only when necessary.  What is JIT and why is it important?   JIT privileged access provisioning  involves granting privileged access to users on a temporary basis, aligning with the concept of least privilege. This principle provides users with only the minimum level of access required to perform their tasks, and only for the amount of time required to do so. One of the key advantages of JIT provisioning
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