Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison, dishonorably discharged from military, loses some pay #WikiLeaks
David Litchfield resigns from Accuvant. Says taking job in Australia but will do database research while he waits for work visa.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.
Khalil Shreateh discovered and reported the flaw but was initially dismissed by the company’s security team. He then posted a message on the billionaire’s wall to prove the bug’s existence.
BOSTON (Reuters) – In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.
As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations, hackers have used their computer skills to create and sell false endorsements – such as “likes” and “followers” – that purport to come from users of Facebook, its photo-sharing app Instagram, Twitter, Google’s YouTube, LinkedIn and other popular websites.
Outbrain blog says ‘system compromised’ as result of phishing but that system was not ‘hacked.’ By that logic RSA was not hacked either.
(Reuters) – Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.
That resulted in some WashingtonPost.com and Time.com customers being redirected to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army when they clicked on the content from Outbrain, said Outbrain Vice President Lisa LaCour. The CNN International site briefly displayed a headline that said “Hacked by SEA,” she said.