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HACKED: Skype and Snapchat compromised

Post  Gary Dee on Thu 2 Jan - 16:04


"Hackers" placed a list containing 4.6 million names and phone numbers of Snapchat users and compromised the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype in two probably unrelated Cyberattacks.

A website called SnapchatDB.info made Snapchat user information available for download late on New Years Eve. The Cybercriminals announced, that it was an attempt to expose the vulnerability of users’ data, according to reports by tech news blog TechCrunch at The Verge. By Wednesday (January 1st, 2014) evening, the site had been suspended. Snapchat warned of this potential risk a few days prior in a blog post, saying, that a security group had alerted it about a potential vulnerability "by which one could compile a database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers."


http://stayaway2.blogspot.com/2014/01/hacked-skype-and-snapchat-compromised.html

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Post  Lioned on Thu 2 Jan - 16:27

Our Skype was working fine on New Years Eve and the next morning.

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Post  Gary Dee on Thu 2 Jan - 16:55

Lioned wrote:Our Skype was working fine on New Years Eve and the next morning.

No one said that the Skype Service didnt work on those days. The Problem is, that the possibilty exists, that YOUR specific & Personal Data (adresses, facebook account(s), email adresses) are being shared by unauthorized Cybercriminal in some way or the other. THAT IS THE Problem. So hopefully yours (data) is not included.   

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Post  Lioned on Thu 2 Jan - 17:01

Lets hope so.I am getting strange things 'dropping' on to my Iphone,like requests to play candy crush and some other soppy game.Think it may be linked to facebook but can't seem to get rid of it.

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Post  Gary Dee on Thu 2 Jan - 19:08

Lioned wrote:Lets hope so.I am getting strange things 'dropping' on to my Iphone,like requests to play candy crush and some other soppy game.Think it may be linked to facebook but can't seem to get rid of it.

Do you have a AntiVirusApp on your Mobile ? If not, its time to get one. Very often Mobile Phone Users these days, continue using iphones & Androids (Smartphones) the way they used a few years ago, completly unaware that these mobile devices arent "telephones" anymore, the "phones" are mini-computers, and the same vulnerable like Desktops.

This link is worth reading to become aware:
http://www.mcafee.com/us/security-awareness/articles/mobile-malware-growth-continuing-2013.aspx

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