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Twitter was hacked!

   
12:03 pm on Dec 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We will update with more information soon,"

I wonder how they did it!

12:16 pm on Dec 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Twitter Gets Hit By Security Breach [news.bbc.co.uk]
Twitter has been hit by an embarrassing security breach.

A group claiming to be the Iranian Cyber Army managed to redirect Twitter users to its own site displaying a political message.

Twitter said the attack had been carried out by getting at the servers that tell web browsers where to find particular sites.

The site said it would start an investigation into what allowed the "unplanned downtime" to take place.

9:02 pm on Dec 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Never saw that coming, wait, actually a co-worker of mine said "The biggest new hip site will get attacked soon to put air in the sails of this new government attempt to control the web, it has to happen". Was he right ?

I'm not trying to be sarcastic but when government entities preach that they need to be in charge they need to point the finger at things like this, it's like the chicken and the egg really except the government came first so you KNEW there would be a breach coming.

I'd have felt much less sarcastic (and more secure) if the government came after to fix actual problems instead of predicting them.

1:56 pm on Dec 19, 2009 (gmt 0)



"unplanned downtime" is correct I'd say :)
9:03 pm on Dec 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"I tawt I taw an Iwaninan Puddy Tat" <TWEET>

Sorry, security breaches of any kind are no laughing matter . . . but it's just hanging there waiting to be said.

The biggest new hip site will get attacked soon

Promise. He wasn't referring to Twitter.

7:13 am on Dec 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Are there no rules how to protect cyber content/security ot of such breach? By law this person or group should be punished to teach a lesson so that others dare to repeat! or our future will be bleak on the net.
9:42 am on Dec 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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New reports suggest that someone managed to gain control over a Twitter employee's email account. The hacker then asked for a password reset at Twitter's DNS operator, who automatically sent the new password in an email to the hacked account. The hacker then simply logged in and modified DNS settings.

Computerworld article [computerworld.com]

11:36 am on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here's more of an eye opener.

The FBI announces, via the Wall Street Journal, that they are looking into a massive breach "by russian hackers" at Citigroup. The FBI suggests it happened sometime between last summer and last year.

Citigroup however already issued a statement saying they have no idea what the FBI is talking about because there has been no breach, no funds missing.
The news story - [news.yahoo.com...]

The government predicted "cyber attacks" and now, according to the story, they may be fabricating them too? It begs the question... why?

"We had no breach of the system and there were no losses, no customer losses, no bank losses," Joe Petro, managing director of Citigroup's Security and Investigative services told the paper.

"Any allegation that the FBI is working a case at Citigroup involving tens of millions of losses is just not true," he said.

Either the FBI is lying or Joe Petro is lying or the Wall Street Journal is fabricating news. I'm concerned that such major entities can apparently be clueless. Just like wars can be created to justify spending cyber attacks can be created to justify spending, is that what's going on or is the net really about to go boom ?

2:23 pm on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Either the FBI is lying or Joe Petro is lying or the Wall Street Journal is fabricating news. I'm concerned that such major entities can apparently be clueless.

More than likely, either the FBI knows something Joe doesn't know, he is lying, or WSJ has misinformation.
5:15 pm on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)



One thing to consider: Banks have every incentive to keep quiet. Imagine what happens to trust if word leaks
 

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