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Friskies hijacks Facebook with real cats

Friskies kicks off a two-week Facebook marketing stunt with the Friskies Plus Playhouse, an interactive live video feed featuring 10 rescue cats playing with remote-controlled toys.

By February 6, 2012


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 January 24, 2012


McAfee software lets scammers hijack PCs to send spam

Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.

By January 17, 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 December 15, 2011


Seven accused in $14 million click-hijacking scam

Six Estonians were arrested and a Russian is sought in connection with scheme that spread malware that redirect Web searchers to sites and ads that paid them money.

By November 9, 2011


Facebook account hijacked? Get a little help from your friends

Social network to let you set passwords for apps on Facebook and enlist friends to help log into blocked accounts.

By October 27, 2011


Start-up picks new Web address after hijacking

After concluding the dispute resolution process is too slow and expensive, Lissn has moved to a new Internet domain after its old one was hijacked.

By July 27, 2011


iPhone hacker hijacks Times Square screens (maybe)

Viral video shows total takeover of iconic New York displays using only an iPhone, transmitter, and balloon, but is it real?

By March 14, 2011


Anonymous hacked?

A report by Symantec suggests that members of Anonymous may have downloaded a Zeus Trojan that gave hackers access to their financial details. Anonymous, for its part, declares Symantec's report "libelous."

By March 3, 2012


North Korea's Twitter, YouTube accounts hijacked

This story incorrectly described DC inside as a North Korean Internet forum. It is South Korean.

By January 11, 2011