PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:18:38 +0000

One day after last summer’s mass-hack of Twitter, KrebsOnSecurity wrote that 22-year-old British citizen Joseph “PlugwalkJoe” O’Connor appeared to have been involved in the incident. When the Justice Department last week announced O’Connor’s arrest and indictment, his alleged role in the Twitter compromise was well covered in the media. But most of the coverage so far seem to have overlooked the far more sinister criminal charges in the indictment, which involve an underground scene wherein young men turn to extortion, sextortion, SIM swapping, death threats and physical attacks — all in a bid to seize control over highly-prized social media accounts.

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Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:00:27 +0000

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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VideoBytes: Twitter gets hacked!

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0000

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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Introducing VideoBytes, by Malwarebytes Labs

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week, we’re launching VideoBytes, a new video series featuring research from Adam Kujawa, security evangelist and a director for Malwarebytes Labs.

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Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:43:11 +0000

Three individuals have been charged for their alleged roles in the July 15 hack on Twitter, an incident that resulted in Twitter profiles for some of the world’s most recognizable celebrities, executives and public figures sending out tweets advertising a bitcoin scam. 

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