Hackers got their hands on AP’s Twitter feed today and briefly sent blood pressures racing with an afternoon tweet that President Obama had been injured in a pair of White House explosions, reports the Huffington Post. The real AP tweeted minutes later that it was a hoax and suspended the account. Incredibly, the Dow had been up 130 points before the tweet and lost all of it within a minute, reports the Wall Street Journal. Read more on Newser…
If you’re one of the 24 million people who have purchased shoes from Zappos.com recently, this email might have popped up in your inbox over the weekend:
We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com, including one or more of the following: your name, e-mail address, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card number (the standard information you find on receipts), and/or your cryptographically scrambled password (but not your actual password).
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A pair of German hackers have confessed to hacking into the personal computers of 50 pop stars and downloading music, credit card info, emails, and private photos. The victims included Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, and Ke$ha — who they tried to blackmail when they found a picture of her having sex. Bad visual. Keep reading »
Justin Bieber and his fans had a rough Independence Day. Hackers set out to destroy the little guy with the lesbian fringe. Yesterday, these anti-Bieberites rigged YouTube clips of the little songster so that when ‘tween fans clicked on them, they would be redirected to porno sites. Noooo! Next, came a hoax—a pop-up announcement that Biebs had died in a car crash. I don’t even want to know what that ‘tween riot would have looked like had the awful news been true. Suspected of this Bieber-tage are the 4chan crew, the hackers responsible for spreading the “Justin Bieber has syphilis” rumor last month. Oh, come on. Pick on someone your own size! [NY Post] Keep reading »