16 July 2009

US - Twitter hacked by old technique - again

(Associated Press)
For the third time this year, Twitter was the victim of a security breach stemming from a simple end-run around its defenses. In the latest case, a hacker got the password for an employee's personal e-mail account - possibly by guessing, or by correctly answering a security question - and worked from there to steal confidential company documents. see also Twitter/Google Apps hack raises questions about cloud security and Another Security Tip For Twitter: Don't Use "Password" As Your Server Password and The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack (TechCrunch).