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Twacked: When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad

twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE twacked When good Twitter accounts go bad. January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious. username123 Looks Good! 123456 Really? Come on! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6906781/Twitter-bans-370-obvious-passwords.html JOIN As of July 2011, Twitter has a list of 401 passwords that they do not allow members to use. Among the banned passwords: 000000 helpme richard 123456 jackson stupid http://petdance.com/2011/07/401-passwords-twitter-wont-let-you-use/ aaaaaa killer twitter baseball letmein united monkey Prior to being banned, "123456" was the most commonly used password on Twitter. cookie Voodoo diamond naked whatever eagles orange XXXXXX freedom password yamaha http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/and-the-most-popular-password-is/5325 guitar qwerty zzzzzz As of Sept 26, 2011 these are the Twitter accounts with the most followers: 2012 Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 @aplusk Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Barack Obama Shakira Ashton Kutcher Katy Perry @barackobama @katyperry Kim Kardashian Britney Spears @kimkardashian @britneyspears @shakira Ellen DeGeneras @ladygaga @justinbieber @theellenshow 13,873,401 12,874,993 10,241,354 10,152,091 9,998,690 9,733,965 8,700,652 8,144,853 7,726,942 7,658,301 followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers followers last hacked last hacked last hacked last hacked Jul 27, 2010 last hacked Jan 29, 2010 last hacked last hacked Apr 27, 2011 last hacked Jan 05, 2009 last hacked last hacked Apr 01, 2011 Nov 12, 2009 Never Hacked Never Hacked Mar 02, 2011 Jun 28, 2009 @justinbieber pwns "hacker" Apr 17, 2009 After someone hacked into Justin Bieber's friends Twitter and got Bieber's phone number, @justinbieber got the "hacker's" phone number and tweeted it to his 4.5 million followers. @aplusk Became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. As a result, the "hacker" received over 26,000 text messages. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/justin-bieber-kevin-kristopik-twitter-texts-cost.html Giving users the option to require SSL on Twitter was almost certainly accelerated by the release of Firesheep, a free Firefox web browser extension developed by Eric Butler, and the subsequent op- portunistic Twitter account hacking that resulted. 9 @boblord Bob Lord I promised myself I'd get this SSL feature out in my first year. Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary. #phew #missionAccomplished #security Bob Lord, who runs security at Twitter, seems to have been thinking about forcing SSL prior to that, if you believe this tweet: 16 Mar vie web from Downtown, Ban Fransisco http://twitter.com/#!/boblord/status/47767566944440321 Good Accounts Gone Bad A @NBCNews Of course this was not true: Minutes later the official NBCNews account posted a tweet attributing the message to 'The Script Kiddies. NBC NEWS NBC News Sept 10, 2011 at 5:48 p.m, @NBCNews tweeted: Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more as the story develops. The NBCNews hack was attributed to the "Christmas Tree' trojan. which was deliv- ered via a malicious e-mail attachment. 10 Sep via web http://www.scmagazineus.com/nbc-twitter-hack-attributed-to- christmas-tree-trojan/article/211981/ from New York, New York http://thehackernews.com/2011/07/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked-by.html A group calling themselves "The Script Kiddie" commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The same group took credit for posting that President Obama had been assassinated on July 03 via the official @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account. Sept 25, 2011 by USATODAY Script_kiddiez_ The Script Kiddies Just hacked @usatoday 5 minutes ago Script_Kiddiez strike again Favorite Retweet Reply This time, the group hacked @USAToday's Twitter Account USATODAY USA TODAY Top News SUSA TODAY Follow @Script_kiddiez_for more hacks in the future, including your choice! vote now at on.fb.me/ouunmj 7 minutes ago They used the opportunity to conduct a Facebook survey to determine their next target.. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20111422-83/usa-todays-twitter-account-falls-victim-to-hackers/ WHEN IS A HACK NOT A HACK? WHEN YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! RepWeiner 27 mins 28 secs ago Reply PRO TIP: if you're trying to message racy photos of yourself or part of yourself to one person, don't post it to everyone who follows you on twitter. #Weinergate NOT Hacked just careless http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/weinergate-married-congressmans-twitter-account-shares-lewd-photo/ Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly Jan 05, 2009 33 accounts were hacked after Twitter's internal admin tools were compromised. http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/twitter-gets-hacked-badly/ /FOX NEWS foxnews |britneyspears ricksanchezcnn .com Follow Follow Follow i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my Íts about 4 feet wide with razor Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay 21 minutes ago from web 9minutes ago from web sharp teeth. Sminutes ago from eb VERACODE

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When good Twitter accounts go bad. Whether it’s malicious intent or simple human error, Twitter users are increasingly at risk when it comes to protecting their privacy and reputation online. This i...

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