Personal data of German political elite dumped online

The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing. German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial … More Personal data of German political elite dumped online

Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages

The flaw affected one of the platform’s APIs between May 2017 and September 10 of this year, when it was patched “within hours”. Twitter has fixed a bug that is believed to have shared Direct Messages (DMs) and protected Tweets of some users with developers who were not authorized to access that information. According to the … More Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages

Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: avoid installing apps from outside Google Play. But what if you’re itching to battle it out in Fortnite? First, a quick recap: Epic Games has decided to eschew distributing the Android version of its blockbuster game, Fortnite, via Google Play, instead making it exclusively available from its own website. … More Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

Real Madrid’s official Twitter account was hacked with a post announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi appearing on their feed. The hacking group known as OurMine, was behind the attacks on the Spanish giant and posted hoax claims of player transfers. The group, which has been behind a series of high-profile hacks recently, claimed that Messi, … More Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

PlayStation social media accounts briefly hacked

Sony became the latest entertainment company to suffer at the fingertips of hackers after their PlayStation social media channels were temporarily hacked on Sunday evening. A group called OurMine claimed credit for the compromise that targeted the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Sony quickly regained control of the accounts but not before the hackers had posted a … More PlayStation social media accounts briefly hacked

Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered

What is the impact of social media and the way it is used by businesses across the world? Social media use has skyrocketed for businesses all over the world, with many companies using it as a way of strengthening their brands and reaching out to new and existing customers. It’s clear that social media is … More Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered