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Twitter username stolen through domain name extortion

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by chris, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. chris

    chris Administrator

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    I came across this today and thought it was a very interesting read.

    https://medium.com/p/24eb09e026dd

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  2. James

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    Yes this is kind of worrying, you would hope most companies ask some person detail questions to verify things over the phone.
     
  3. asantha

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    :(
    Dont u think he can explain this to twitter ?
     
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    Nice share Chris.

    Looks like the account is suspended now..
     
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    Interesting read. Gives a reminder to setup the extra security layers on your services such as 2-factor auth, etc.
     
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  6. chris

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    Definitely.

    Let's hope it wasn't sold before it was suspended.
     
  7. chris

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    Here's another one, written in reply to the @n incident:

    http://d.pr/n/KUMK
     
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    http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/29/go...it-to-divulge-info-in-n-twitter-account-hack/
     
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    http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/...acker-hijacked-50000-twitter-username/#!tZnBO