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Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

It's happened again, folks. Another verified Twitter account was hacked this week, the latest victim being automobile manufacturer Fisker, who's Twitter account was hacked by what seems to be a group of diet and exercise fiends, or just a couple of hackers wanting to post some spam. Either way, this marks the fourth time that a verified Twitter account has been hacked this week alone.

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Evidence implicates Chinese government in hacking attacks against U.S.

Evidence implicates Chinese government in hacking attacks against U.S.

You'll have to be living under a rock to have missed the hoopla this year about alleged Chinese hackers attacking - and sometimes infiltrating - American media companies and other such businesses. The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal have all stated this year that they were the target of attacks that originated from China. Although it has long been speculated that the Chinese government is responsible, evidence has now been revealed that confirms this.

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Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Hacking into systems and servers to play some harmless pranks isn't anything new, but today Burger King's official Twitter account was breached and the hackers appeared to be die-hard McDonald's fans, because they ended up changing the page's branding to the McDonald's logo and name, and mentioned that Burger King "just got sold to McDonald's because the Whopper flopped."

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Hackers warn of zombie apocalypse in news station hack

Hackers warn of zombie apocalypse in news station hack

While hackers are usually notorious for breaking into databases and stealing personal information, some hackers simply breach into systems just for the fun of it. Case in point: someone (or possibly even a group) hacked their way into the KRTV affiliate of the Montana News Network and its CW station, prompting an emergency alert message warning viewers of an impending zombie apocalypse.

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The Department of Energy reports that it was hacked in January

The Department of Energy reports that it was hacked in January

Multiple companies have been reported in recent times as having been hacked, including Twitter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Now the Department of Energy has stepped in and stated that it was hacked in the middle of January, with sensitive data being compromised. The information comes from a letter the agency sent out to its employees.

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Washington Post added to the list of media attacked by Chinese hackers

Washington Post added to the list of media attacked by Chinese hackers

Following on the heels of the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and the Wall Street Journal, sources have come forward to state that The Washington Post has also been hit by cyberattacks originating in China. The information was provided by individuals said to be familiar with the situation, including a former Post employee. The attacks were said to have occurred over the course of at least four years.

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