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It looks like the big guys from tech giants are not immune from hackers. The Twitter account of Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus (virtual headset maker) was hacked making him included in the list of important figures that had their social media accounts compromised.
Iribe’s account was taken over several days ago, with a tweet being sent out to his 16,000 followers announcing that Oculus is very excited to announce “its CEO – @Lid“. After this, the hacker @Lid went on to tweet at users and chastise Iribe for using the same pass for 4 years. Iribe’s Twitter account was reclaimed within hours, after the hacker tweeted that he could give it back in exchange for a free oculus rift “so i watch porn the cool way”. It is unknown if Iribe gave in to this demand.
Other popular people that accounts have been hacked are Mark Zuckerberg, Katy Perry, and Channing Tatum. Security experts continues to remind social media users to change their passwords frequently and refrain from using the same password to all their social media accounts.
Read this article How To Prevent Your Twitter Account From Being Hacked .
As your day-to-day apparel and accessories are turning into networked mobile electronic devices that attach to your body like smartwatch or fitness band, the threat to our personal data these devices collect has risen exponentially.
A recent study from Binghamton University also suggests your smartwatch or fitness tracker is not as secure as you think – and it could be used to steal your ATM PIN code.
The risk lies in the motion sensors used by these wearable devices. The sensors also collect information about your hand movements among other data, making it possible for “attackers to reproduce the trajectories” of your hand and “recover secret key entries.”
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A Las Vegas based casino operator has sued Trustwave for failure to protect the company from a breach that resulted in credit card theft, allowing the hackers to maintain their foothold during the investigation period.
The lawsuit was filed by Affinity Gaming in US district court in Nevada. This is the first case where a client challenges an IT security firm over the quality of its investigationfollowing a hacking attack.
According to Affinity Gaming, they hired the services of Trustwave to study and clean up the network intrusions compromise customers” credit data.
It was reported that the hackers gained accessed to more than 300,000 credit card details Affinity”s customers in restaurants and hotels.
Trustwave reported that it has identified the source of the data breach and contained the malware responsible for the attack.
However after a year, Affinity was again hit by a second payment breach. Mandiant, the competitor of Trustwave reported that the malware was not fully removed in the system.
Affinity gaming is seeking $100,000 in damages.
In response to Affinity”s accusations Trustwave spokesperson told the Financial Times (FT) on Friday, “We dispute and disagree with the allegations in the lawsuit and we will defend ourselves vigorously in court.”