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Vox Media EIC hacked, Twitter feed promoting questionable security service

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 3, 2016.

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    On Saturday, Ezra Klein, the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Vox.com had his Twitter feed turned into a promotional tool for services provided by OurMine. In recent weeks, the group has taken credit for several social media hacks, with victims that include Silicon Valley and Hollywood elites.

    OurMine claims to be a security company, helping individuals and organizations secure their presence on the internet. However, they promote themselves by compromising the very social media channels they claim to protect.

    In reality, most real security professionals see the group as a collective of script kiddies, using recycled passwords to access an account and claim it as an exploit or sophisticated hack.

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