Bitcoin scammers phish for wallet recovery codes on Twitter

Cryptocurrency scammers are on the prowl for wallet recovery phrases, under the pretence of trying to be helpful.

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Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

The teen behind the Twitter hack of 2020 pleaded guilty to several charges as part of a deal in which he will serve three years in prison.

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Would real identities make social media safer?

Questions of anonymity on social media are a talking point again. Making everyone use their real identities sounds good, but would it actually make things better?

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A week in security (December 14 – December 20)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 14 – 20, including SolarWinds, smart toys, Egregor, and many other topics.

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VideoBytes: Twitter gets hacked!

Today, we’re talking about the Twitter hack, in which 130 high-profile accounts, like those belonging to Barack Obama and Elon Musk, were accessed.

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Missing person scams: what to watch out for

Missing person alerts can be a prime source of inspiration for scammers looking to turn a quick buck. We explore some of the techniques used to further ill-gotten gains.

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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Lock and Code S1Ep11: Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd about Bluetooth technology, how the tech is used in online advertising today, and more, on the latest episode of Lock and Code.

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Coordinated Twitter attack rakes in 100 grand

In a social engineering attack on Twitter, threat actors managed to scam $100,000 dollars in Bitcoin by taking over high-profile accounts.

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