Tag: social networking

Tallinn, Estonia's Capital City

Estonia 10 Years Later: Lessons learned from the World’s First Internet War

In-brief: Gadi Evron recalls the denial of service attacks aimed at the government of Estonia in 2007 – one of the first recognized acts of ‘cyber war’ and a template for incidents that followed. Evron says there were many lessons in that incident – some of which the U.S. and its allies are still struggling to learn. 

Twitter accounts belonging to media organizations and prominent personalities (like tennis great Boris Becker) were hacked and hijacked, displaying pro Turkish messages accusing Dutch and German officials of Nazi sympathies. (Image courtesy of Twitter.)

Twitter Hack is latest to underscore Third Party App Risk

In-brief: security experts are warning about the threat posed by third-party applications that tap into prominent social media platforms like Twitter after accounts belonging to media organizations and prominent personalities were hacked and hijacked to display messages accusing Dutch and German officials of Nazi sympathies. 

U.S. intelligence agencies  believe that the Russian government actively worked to influence the election on behalf of President Elect Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported. (Image courtesy of CrowdStrike.)

Trump Dump: Russian Hackers Infiltrate DNC, Steal Research on GOP Candidate

In-brief: sophisticated hacking crews with ties to the Russian government compromised computer networks run by the Democratic National Committee and absconded with oppositional research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Andrew Auernheimer ("Weev"). Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Hacker Known As Weev Claims Responsibility for Anti Semitic Printer Blast

In-brief: Andrew Auernheimer, an online provocateur who uses the handle “Weev,” has taken credit for causing 30,000 Internet connected printers to spew out antisemitic statements. Many of the connected printers were on the campuses of colleges and universities.