Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Twitter account hacked


It's not usual tweet from Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop which suggest users to check out the post weight loss.

"LOL u gotta read this, its crazy [link]", " I'm laughing so hard right now at this[LINK]" these are one of the tweets posted from her account.

If you are regular user of E Hacking News, you would have already realized that this is nothing other than spam tweet.  However, most of people do not aware of that.

At first, i thought the link leads to simple weight loss spam website.  While analyzing few similar links, i found that some links are leading to a Twitter phishing page.

The JulieBishopMp account has more than 57k followers.  It means the phishing page has reached thousands of users.  We are not sure how many of them fall victim to these attack.

We already seeing plenty of similar fake tweets are being posted from several accounts(some accounts have more than 10k followers) which leads to the phishing pages.

Julie Bishop recovered and posted the following tweet:  "Yes my Twitter account has been hacked/compromised"

Beware of these new twitter phishing attack !  Share this post with your friends and make them aware about these kind of attacks. 

Twitter Account Of Actress Stefanie Scott for sale in UnderGround hacking forum

A recent post on an underground hacking forum claimed to sell the Twitter account of the actress "Stefanie Scott" . This is one of the rare time's the attack can be prevented before it happens so I am releasing this  post in public interest.And to show how such celebrity accounts are sold by hackers.

Now lets analyze the post . First I am worried by his statement of "pm me for her twitter ETC" which point's that he is in control of MORE than her twitter account. And she seems oblivious to the fact that her account's might be hijacked because she tweeted about an hour ago and the sales thread has been opened way before that .

As you can see such accounts can go for 400$ or more .The account has 256,211 followers which is worth a lot.Most such hacks don't affect the celebrities as much as the followers whose computers or accounts might be hijacked as the result of following the links posted by a hacker posing as the celebrity. 

It is the responsibility of the celebrity to keep his/her account safe as they are not the only people affected, their fans often take the worst side of the attack.

PS: This might just be a scam by the user to rip off  other users but it seems unlikely since he is a higher level of user and would not like "scam reports" to be opened against him.I will update this article if I get more information. 

Twitter hacked and Anonymous hackers accessed 250,000 user credentials

The Social Networking Giant Twitter has breached by unknown hackers and gained accessed to user credentials, according to Twitter blog report.

Twitter researchers detected unusual access patterns that led to them identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data.

The team revealed that anonymous hackers may have had access to approximately 250,000 user credentials that includes usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords

As a precautionary security measure, Twitter has reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts.

The affected accounts will have recently received an email regarding the issue and ask you to create a new password.

Thailand Prime Minister Twitter, Facebook accounts Hacked

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's personal Twitter account was hacked yesterday in what officials said was possibly part of a conspiracy to embarrass the government.

The false tweets accused her of cronyism and various failures. The final post read: "If she can't even protect her own Twitter account, how can she protect the country?"

Authorities vowed to prosecute the guilty parties. Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap said an investigation found the hacker used a prepaid phone card and an iPhone to access the accounts. He denied a report that an arrest was imminent, but said details from the investigation would be announced today.Ms. Yingluck won a clear victory in July, but is accused by her critics of being a puppet of her brother, former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra who was thrown out of office in a 2006 military coup.

USAToday Twitter Account Hacked By Script Kiddie



A group calling itself “The Script Kiddies” hacked USA Today’s Twitter account this weekend and used it to solicit requests for future targets and even to promote its own Facebook page. Although this recent hack seems like more of a childish prank, this group is being taken seriously by the FBI due to its earlier hacks involving false terrorism claims posted to NBC’s Twitter account.

USA Today quickly regained control of the compromised feed. "@usatoday was hacked and as a result false tweets were sent. We worked with Twitter to correct it. The account is now back in our control," it said. "We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion caused to our readers and thank you for reading @usatoday."

It’s possible that the new USA Today hack involved a spyware Trojan horse, like the earlier NBC hack did. For the NBC hack, NBC News’s director of social media Ryan Osborn could have received a Trojan horse containing a keylogger via email, which then captured passwords as they were typed into his computer.

The Facebook page allegedly operated by the Script Kiddies is still live, but their @script_kiddiez_ Twitter feed has been suspended.

NBC News Twitter Account Hacked and spreading fake News of 9/11 Ground Zero attack

Hackers named as "Script Kiddies" hacked the NBC News Twitter Account and posted messages claiming that there has been a terrorist attack at Ground Zero in New York.

The bogus messages claimed that Flight 4782 has been hijacked and another plane crashed into the site where the Twin Towers collapsed ten years ago.



NBCNews's Digital Officer Vivian Schiller tweeted confirming that their official account had been hacked, and asked followers not to retweet any of the offending messages.

In a subsequent message, Schiller confirmed that NBCNews was "working with Twitter to correct the problem and sincerely apologize for the scare that could have been caused by a such a reckless and irresponsible act."

The same group previously hijacked and defaced Pfizer's Facebook page and broke into the Fox News Politics Twitter account to post a bogus announcement about the death of Barack Obama.

It is unclear what method hackers used for breaching into this famous twitter account. Hacker group might used one of the following method:
  • Phishing
  • Dictionary Attack on password
  • Spyware
  • Less secure Password
  • Same password in multiple sites.
  • etc...
If you want to Know How to protect from the above attacks , please read our Security Tips Section.

Pictures of Osama Bin Laden Phishing attack on Twitter


Phishing attack is one of the powerful hacking method. It will trick users to enter username and passwords. Today Pictures of Osama Bin laden phishing hits twitter users.

They tweet contains:
Pictures of Osama Bin Laden [Link]


If the users follow the link, it will bring you to the fake Twitter Page(Phishing Webpage). Once you enter the username and passwords, your account will be compromised by Hackers.

If you notice the URL of page, it will be "itwittiler.com/titterlogin1/". It is not twitter website.

If you think your account is hacked by hackers, Change the Password as soon as possible. If you use the same password for gmail and other accounts, change it also.

Security Tips:
Use Different passwords for social networks(twitter,facebook) and mail id(gmail,yahoo).