June 7, 2016

NFL Twitter Account Hacked, Hoax Report of Goodell's Death

In this example a prominent, wealthy corporation had its social media account compromised. They learned about it quickly. What about ordinary individuals who often do not know when their accounts are hacked? What are citizens to do to protect themselves? Police remain untrained and uninterested in how to address high tech crime. This is about computers which most people not in a coma know exist. But there are many other technologies being used by criminals to harm individual citizens by government and private criminals. For a good description of the problem see Marc Goodman's new book, Future Crimes

[From article]
The NFL’s Twitter account was reportedly hacked Tuesday and a tweet went out saying commissioner Roger Goodell had died.
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The hacker’s tweet, which was retweeted over 2,000 times, was quickly removed, but the hacker apparently still had access to the account and sent out another tweet in response.


NFL Twitter Account Hacked; Hoax Tweet Said Roger Goodell Had Died
June 7, 2016 1:46 PM
CBS News New York NY

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