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Obama's Facebook and Twitter updates hijacked in URL exploit

The president's social media accounts temporarily directed people who clicked on compromised links to a video titled "Syria facing terrorism."

By Oct. 28, 2013


WhatsApp Web site hijacked, shows pro-Palestinian message

A group called KDMS Team claims credit for taking over the Web site of the popular messaging service, which is used to send billions of messages a day.

By Oct. 8, 2013


BBC Twitter accounts hijacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

Several BBC Twitter accounts, including BBC Weather, were hacked today.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Reuters Twitter account hijacked, fake tweets sent

The hack of news agency's tech feed comes two days after its Web site was breached and defaced with a phony pro-Syrian government story.

By Aug. 5, 2012


IE flaw may allow Windows PCs to be hijacked, Microsoft warns

Zero-day vulnerability affects versions of the Web browser from IE 6 through IE 8 but not later versions, the company says in a security advisory.

By Dec. 30, 2012


Drones can be hijacked via GPS spoofing attack

Researchers demonstrate how to remotely commandeer a drone in flight by tricking its GPS signals.

By Jun. 29, 2012


Obama tax plan hashtag hijacked by conservative think tank

Heritage Foundation buys a promoted tweet for #My2K after learning the president intended to use it to promote his tax cut plan.

By Nov. 28, 2012


U.S. drone hijacked by GPS hack?

Unnamed Iranian engineer tells Christian Science Monitor that the sophisticated drone was forced to land by spoofing GPS coordinates.

By Dec. 15, 2011


Anti-gay Twitter hashtag hijacked by wit

A virulently anti-gay Twitter feed--@LGBTfacts--uses the hashtag #LGBTFacts to spread its word. However, those with a different perspective decide to offer their own thoughts to the same hashtag.

By Jan. 24, 2012


Hundreds of Facebook groups hijacked

Facebook groups that have lost administrators are being hijacked by a group called Control Your Info that insists it wants only to teach users a lesson about social media.

By Nov. 10, 2009