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Teen hacker charged with 30 felonies over huge Twitter bitcoin scam

Teen hacker charged with 30 felonies over huge Twitter bitcoin scam

A 17-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, has reportedly been arrested over his alleged 'mastermind' role in the recent Twitter hack that compromised many high-profile accounts. The discovery was made by a local news agency that claims the teenager has been charged with 30 felonies, including ones involving fraudulent use of personal information and communications fraud.

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Twitter hack blamed on human vulnerability, support system currently affected

Twitter hack blamed on human vulnerability, support system currently affected

Although probably still not as scandalous as Facebook's involvement in the US political scene a few years back that opened a dozen cans of worms, the recent security incident at Twitter definitely has the social networking giant reeling from both the PR fallout as well as legal repercussions. Given its prominent role in today's society, it's not something it can silently sweep under a rug until everyone forgets and is most likely compelled to update the public on its ongoing investigations. Its recent update sheds more light on how hackers were even able to get hold of high-profile accounts and it pretty much puts the blame on employees that were unfortunately conned into helping those miscreants.

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Twitter cracks down on links to violent and hateful third-party content

Twitter cracks down on links to violent and hateful third-party content

Earlier this year, Twitter announced changes to its content policy that specifically targeted hateful and violent content, something it has expanded this week to include links as well as the content of tweets. This move will reduce the number of problematic content linked on the platform and will put accounts that share such content at risk of suspension if they do not change their habits.

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Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Why Twitter is looking at subscriptions as new revenue model?

Twitter is one of the most popular social media networks and by far the biggest microblogging service out there. The tech company’s current sources of revenue include advertising – which grosses up to 84-percent (per last quarter reports) - the rest of the income coming from data licensing. With the advertising business taking a major hit in the ongoing pandemic, Twitter is mulling new ways of amassing revenue from its user base, including by the means of a subscription model.

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Twitter admits DMs of 36 high-profile accounts got hacked

Twitter admits DMs of 36 high-profile accounts got hacked

Although less scandalous compared to Facebook, Twitter has had its fair share of PR messes that involved security, privacy, safety, and free speech over the years. Last week, however, it found itself in what may be the company's highest-profile scandal yet, especially considering it involved the hacking of very high-profile accounts. Unsurprisingly, the company has been very careful in what it disclosed about the hacking incident and has only now admitted than dozens of these high-profile accounts, including one from an elected official in the Netherlands, had their private direct messages accessed by the culprits.

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Twitter explains how hackers managed to hijack so many accounts

Twitter explains how hackers managed to hijack so many accounts

Twitter has finally published a complete blog post detailing the security incident that rocked its platform last week, one that involved the hijacking of several major accounts. According to the company, and as of July 17, Twitter's investigation indicates that the hackers targeted select employees to get their credentials, which were then used to access the company's internal systems.

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Twitter Bitcoin hack 2020: What we know so far

Twitter Bitcoin hack 2020: What we know so far

At around 14:00 Central Time (Chicago) on July 15, 2020, several prominent Twitter accounts posted messages about Bitcoin. These messages appeared to suggest that the brands and individuals the accounts represented would be giving Bitcoin away to individuals in an effort to "give back to [the] community." Users were asked to send amounts of Bitcoin to a given Bitcoin wallet, at which point they'd return the Bitcoin at double the amount sent.

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Twitter desktop update makes it easier to check your DMs

Twitter desktop update makes it easier to check your DMs

If you find yourself using the desktop version of Twitter often, then you're about to get a useful new feature. Twitter today announced the roll out of a home screen shortcut of sorts that will put your direct messages front and center. Gone are the days of switching between your timeline and messages tab, at least on the desktop iteration of Twitter.

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Twitter is still restricted as company probes major bitcoin hack

Twitter is still restricted as company probes major bitcoin hack

Earlier today, Twitter was slammed with a hack that involved several high profile accounts simultaneously posting a Bitcoin wallet address and a scam domain, encouraging followers to send in some of their cryptocurrency. Though we've seen similar attacks in the past, none have been this large in scope -- many major accounts were compromised, including ones belonging to Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, and Apple. Now Twitter is back with an update.

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Hackers take over major Twitter accounts to peddle Bitcoin scam

Hackers take over major Twitter accounts to peddle Bitcoin scam

Several prominent Twitter accounts were apparently hacked today in a widespread attempt to spread a cryptocurrency scam. It's unclear the full scope of the security breach, but at least several accounts, including ones belonging to Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Coinbase, and Bitcoin, were used to publish tweets containing a link to a crypto scam website encouraging the public to donate digital currency to the scammer's wallet.

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Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

This week the folks at Cinemark Theaters released a video to their Twitter account showing their sanitization process. The video is brief - just 18 seconds long. In the video we see a man by the name of "Marc" in a theater in West Planto, Texas. Marc's job is "sanitizing [Cinemark's] auditorium seats before each movie." The entire situation is strange, to be sure.

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Twitter’s latest iOS feature test lets users share audio clips

Twitter’s latest iOS feature test lets users share audio clips

Twitter has announced a new feature that gives users the option of sharing short audio clips in addition to text, videos, GIFs, and images. The company says this new option 'will add a more human touch' to its platform, enabling users to hear someone speak their thoughts with all of the included emotion rather than just reading plain text on a screen. Voice clips are now being tested on the platform.

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