[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-105: Hackers Take Over Twitter Accounts of Fox-Affiliates

WASC Web Hacking Incidents Database wasc-whid at lists.webappsec.org
Mon May 16 13:34:12 EDT 2011


Entry Title: WHID 2011-105: Hackers Take Over Twitter Accounts of
Fox-Affiliates
WHID ID: 2011-105
Date Occurred: May 10, 2011
Attack Method: Stolen Credentials
Application Weakness: Insufficient Authentication
Outcome: Account Takeover
Attacked Entity Field: Web 2.0
Attacked Entity Geography: USA
Incident Description: A group of hackers has gained access to a database of
fox.com email accounts and last night took over the Twitter accounts of two
Fox-affiliates: WFQX in Michigan¹s Upper Peninsulas and KADN in Lafayette,
LA.
Calling itself Lulz Security, the group posted defamatory tweets under the
accounts of WFQX and KADN and, using its own Twitter account (@LulzSec), has
today been teasing future attacks. ³Lots of Facebook logins,² the group
tweeted this morning.
Mass Attack: No
Reference: 
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/hackers-take-over-twitter-accounts-of-fox-a
ffiliates_b9977
Attack Source Geography:
Attacked System Technology: Twitter


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