WSJ’s Twitter accounts were hacked
Jose Pagliery of CNNMoney.com writes about how four Twitter accounts used by the Wall Street Journal were hacked on Tuesday when they posted a photo of a security expert on the head of a cockroach.
Pagliery writes, “Winkler made a presentation to computer security experts at the the RSA cybersecurity conference in February, explaining how the group works and identifying some of its members. Among them: Hatem Deeb in Russia and Mohammed Osman in Turkey. He said both provide the SEA with technical support.
“‘These people are kind of like the cockroaches of the Internet at the moment,’ he said at the time. ‘The attacks are really of little consequence except to spread propaganda.’
“As revenge, the SEA hacked RSAconference.com and said, ‘If there is a COCKROACH in the internet it would be definitely you.’
“Fast-forward to Tuesday, when the @WSJD account was hijacked to call Winkler a cockroach. A few minutes later, the Wall Street Journal acknowledged the incident.
“‘We are aware some of our Twitter accounts may have been compromised. We are looking into it,’ the newspaper said on its main Twitter account.”
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