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'The Fappening' Hacker Reveals How He Stole Pics of Over 100 Celebrities

'The Fappening' Hacker Reveals How He Stole Pics of Over 100 Celebrities

Mar 16, 2016
Almost one and a half years ago after the massive leakage of celebrities' photographs — famous as " The Fappening " or "Celebgate" scandal — a man had been charged with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, facing up to 5 years in prison as a result. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that it charged Ryan Collins, 36, of Pennsylvania for illegally accessing the Gmail and iCloud accounts of various celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian , and leaked their photos onto 4chan. Social Engineering Helped Hacker Stole Celebs' Pics Collins was trapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and in the process of the trial, the hacker revealed that… The Fappening did not involve Apple's iCloud services being compromised through password cracking or brute-forcing, but rather it was the result of simple Social Engineering , in the form of Phishing Attacks. Yes, The Fappening scandal was the re
Kanye West, Who wants to destroy ‘The Pirate Bay’, Caught using Torrent Site

Kanye West, Who wants to destroy 'The Pirate Bay', Caught using Torrent Site

Mar 02, 2016
The 38-year-old rapper Kanye West is at the centre of controversy once again. West is himself a Pirate Lover just like everyone else, and he proved it today by sharing a photo of his laptop screen on Twitter. The rapper tweeted an ill-judged picture on Tuesday night to show what he was listening to on YouTube ( Sufjan Stevens' 'Death With Dignity' song ), but his fans discovered something he would have hide if realized before sharing that snap. Taking a closer look at the address bar was quite revealing, showing two very interesting tabs: The notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay MediaDownloader Pirate Bay Offers Tech Support to Kanye West West's recent album The Life of Pablo was involved in a piracy concern. He was so outraged when he saw his recent album was being pirated by 500,000 downloads in just two days that he considered taking legal action against The Pirate Bay . However, in a recent tweet West accidentally revealed his own pirate habi
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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