Blackberry brand under fire following UK riots

Blackberry's reputation has suffered this week after the mobile messaging service became embroilled in the national riots following reports that rioters used it to coordinate attacks during the violence.

Widespread attacks across Britain's cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester has forced a spotlight onto Blackberry's messenger system which has been a popular means of the gangs coordinating the attacks. However Blackberry, which is owned by Research in Motion, has been quick...

By Verity Gough, 12 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Campaigns.

Anonymous hacker group takes stab at Google+

Wired.com reported today that hacker/cracker group Anonymous have decided to launch their own social network after Google banned their presence on Google+. The ban came after the group violated Community Standards.

The social network is said to be called AnonPlus (lol) and they’ve got a bit of a website up, but it’s not much so we’ll have to keep our eyes on it to see what they do.

I think it will be interesting, a lot of the members of the Anonymous movement are highly intelligent and some...

By imod.co.za, 18 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice.

PayPal Twitter account hacked

Yesterday Fox News’ Twitter account was hacked and today it’s PayPal’s account. I now do wonder whether there’s an exploit lingering in Twitter’s code, because these are two big high profile accounts that surely don’t have basic passwords.

The hack took place a little earlier this morning and is said to have been done by an angry customer. The user who penetrated the account sent out a...

By imod.co.za, 06 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice.