Twitter bitcoin hack caused by ‘phishing attack’ against employees, company says

The Twitter hack that compromised prominent users like Joe Biden and Elon Musk was the result of a targeted “phishing attack” against its employees, the company said Thursday. The culprits underwent a “significant and concerted” effort to target specific employees … Read more…

Widespread Twitter Hack Reaches Bill Gates, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Barack Obama

Apple was also apparently hacked. It was latest in a series of security failures on the social-media platform. WSJ.com: US Business SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

From goodwill to bad blood: How Mohammed Bin Salman used a U.S. publicity tour to hack Jeff Bezos

In the spring of 2018, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, arrived in the U.S. for a three-week cross-country tour to pitch a progressive vision for his kingdom, including an economic plan less reliant on oil, and to charm … Read more…

Iran-linked group tried to hack U.S. 2020 presidential campaigns, Microsoft says

The hack targeted email addresses belonging to U.S. presidential campaigns, government officials and journalists, according to new data unveiled by Microsoft. Microsoft linked the hack to the Iranian government and said more than 2,700 attempts were made to identify email … Read more…

Boris Johnson, Britain’s probable next prime minister, is a hack — a journalist who has reached the pinnacle of power

The key to understanding Johnson, say his biographers, lifelong observers, friends and enemies, is to see him first as a hack — the self-deprecating but not pejorative Britishism for a working journalist shoveling reams of copy to his masters on … Read more…

Cyber Saturday—China’s Chip Hack, Amazon and Apple’s Denials, Google’s Trust Reversal

Bloomberg Businessweek published a nuclear warhead-tipped report on Thursday alleging that Chinese military operatives have engaged in an unprecedented espionage campaign: Planting minuscule spy-chips on server motherboards that wound up inside “almost 30” companies, ranging from Apple to Amazon. While … Read more…