Tag Archives: Twitter

Webinar on March 16: Internet Takedowns and Domain Name Disputes for the Generalist In-House Counsel

As all aspects of business inexorably shift toward online, it is not surprising that intellectual property infringement, cybersquatting, and related internet abuses abound. Luckily, there are various procedures available by which aggrieved companies can seek relief short of litigation.

Foley Hoag will present a 60-minute webinar on Thursday, March 16 at 12:30 pm EDT offering guidance for in-house counsel regarding internet takedowns and domain name disputes,… More

Cracking Down: Twitter Settles Charges that It Did Not Take Adequate Security Precautions To Protect User Privacy Settings

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter announced that Twitter has agreed to settle FTC charges that the company failed to take sufficient security measures to protect user privacy settings.

The FTC charges stem from breaches in security that occurred in 2009, when hackers accessed Twitter employee accounts and used administrative controls to access the Twitter accounts of high-profile users,… More

Incident of the Week: Free iPhone Password Breaker Released

Back in October you may remember our post on Elcomsoft, a Russian software company that came out with program to decrypt common wireless network signals.  Well, they’re back this week with a program that will "enable[ ] forensic access" to password-protected backups for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices.  In other words, if someone obtains access to the computer you use to sync your iPhone they could also get access to "backups containing address books,… More

Incident of the Week: Twitter Used In Sting Operation To Find Out Who Leaked TSA Security Directive


Rumors are circulating that Special Agents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been posing as a Connecticut blogger on Twitter to find out who leaked airport security screening procedures put in place after the recent attack by the “underwear bomber.”  This is a new twist in what some are describing as an overzealous investigation of government documents posted online.… More

Incidents of the Week: Iranian Cyber Army Targets Twitter & $26 Software Application Intercepts U.S. Military Satelite Feeds In Iraq

1.  Iranian Cyber Army Puts Twitter On Hold

Around 10 pm last night, popular social networking site Twitter, was apparently hacked by a group calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army.  Iran and Twitter have had a rocky relationship since last summer when Iranian citizens spread the protests over Iranian elections to the popular web site.  During that time, links circulated on Twitter that allowed users to participate in DoS (Denial of Service) attacks on Iranian government websites. … More

Incident of the Week: Social Networking Sites Used as Command and Control Structure for BotNets

Are you having trouble making sense of social networking sites like Twitter?  It may be because you are trying to read an encoded command to a malware-infected computer.  Security consultant Jose Nazario at Arbor Networks has discovered that popular social networking sites like Twitter and Jaiku are being used to control botnets, armies of computers that have infected with malware enabling the individual controlling the botnet to steal user information and direct the computers to attack others. … More

Incident of the Week: French Hacker Compromises Twitter Employee Passwords, Steals Company Documents

This week, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams confirmed that the company has been the victim of an attack that compromised a number of employee personal accounts at Amazon, PayPal and AT&T, employee personal email and Twitter’s internal company documents.  The hacker, who goes by the handle “Hacker Croll,” has apparently emailed a collection of 310 internal Twitter documents to TechCrunch, including a presentation for a proposed reality television show called “Final Tweet”… More