How The Onion’s Twitter account was hacked


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In a new blog post, the satirical news publication The Onion has outlined how hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army managed to take control of its Twitter account. 

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

In this instance, the SEA started off its by sending phishing emails to various Onion employees starting on May 3. The emails contained a URL to a Washington Post address. Embedded within it, however, was a link that points to a hacked third-party website that redirects users to a phishing website. Styled to look like a Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) website, the phishing site requested Google Apps credentials to be keyed in–in effect stealing them–before redirecting unsuspecting users on to Gmail.

Read more: How The Onion’s Twitter account was hacked – FierceCIO:TechWatch http://www.fiercecio.com/techwatch/story/how-onions-twitter-account-was-hacked/2013-05-10#ixzz2SuyhPCWE 
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