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Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users

Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users

The data will help to identify those who posted racist tweets on Twitter's French service in October 2012. The court didn't buy Twitter's argument that it was a US company and therefore subject to US rules about free speech.

Monday review - the hot 15 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with this handy weekly roundup.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

It's VKontakte, *not* Vikontakte. Twitter phishing, Soviet-style

It's VKontakte, *not* Vikontakte. Twitter phishing, Soviet-style

With a cybercrime plan as poorly thought out as this, maybe it's no wonder the Soviet Union didn't survive.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

FT hacked. Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Financial Times blogs and Twitter accounts

FT hacked. Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Financial Times blogs and Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again - this time adding the scalp of the prestigious Financial Times to its collection of hijacked accounts belonging to well-known media organisations.

"Colin was here" - Sky News Twitter not hacked as a "disaster recovery" test message is accidentally posted

"Colin was here" posted on the Sky News twitter account. But were they hacked?

The Sky Newsbreak Twitter account appears to have been hacked, or at least hijacked, earlier today. But who *is* Colin?

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.

SSCC 108 - WW2 crypto, Bitcoin mining, internet cameras, password breaches [PODCAST]

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Chester calls home from Interop in Las Vegas to record the latest episode of the Sophos Security Chet Chat.

Join Chester and guest Paul Ducklin in their regular quarter-hour podcast as they laugh about (and lament) the latest goings-on in the world of computer security.

Guardian Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

Guardian Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army is up to its dirty tricks again - this time hijacking Twitter accounts belonging to The Guardian.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Beware Twitter "password check" sites - there are fakes, and there are fake fakes!

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After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.

Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...

Associated Press Twitter hack spreads fake White House bomb story, pushes down Dow Jones

With just under two million followers, AP's Twitter account has a wide reach, and is influential.

Influential enough, it seems, that a false rumour from the AP feed can have a visible affect on the stock market.

Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter's security team appears to be playing whack-a-mole with a group of hackers who have made a name for themselves hijacking the accounts of high profile media organisations.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter...

Twitter and its users have perennial problems with spam, as a quick search of Naked Security will reveal.

So you might be surprised that the micro-blogging site's own Twitter identity for reporting spam, the easily-remembered account "@spam", has been killed off.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have hacked into accounts belonging to the NPR media network, and defaced news stories.

Uncool hacker blamed for unrevealing swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

Hacker blamed for stolen swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

American singer Victoria Justice is not happy that someone (she blames a hacker) has leaked swimsuit photos of her onto the internet.

And she's quite right to be upset - both with the hacker, and the website that published them.

63 alleged NYC gangsters busted, thanks to their own Facebook blabbing

63 alleged NYC gangsters busted, thanks to their own social media blabbing

The alleged members of three rival drug and gun gangs apparently spoon-fed New York police, serving up allusions to their alleged crimes in slangy, atrociously spelled postings to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.