Hackers Hijacking Verified Accounts to Spread Fake News

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Hackers Hijacking Verified Accounts to Spread Fake News
« on: June 11, 2017, 05:26:36 PM »
Security research group Access Now has discovered a clever attack being used against influential social media users as a means of disseminating fake news. The “Doubleswitch” not only involves hijacking verified accounts but makes it extremely difficult for the legitimate owner to regain control of their handle.

According to the report, activists and journalists in Venezuela, Bahrain, Myanmar, and elsewhere have been targeted with this method. The goal to spread misinformation and silence the target, but the attackers are also deleting older posts that they don’t like.
http://gizmodo.com/hackers-hijacking-verified-accounts-to-spread-fake-news-1795997941
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