Twitter decided to temporarily disable a feature, called 'Tweeting via SMS,' after it was abused by a hacking group to compromise Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and sent a series of racist and offensive tweets to Dorsey's followers.
Dorsey's Twitter account was compromised last week when a hacker group calling itself "Chuckling Squad" replicated a mobile phone number associated with the CEO account and abused this particular feature to post racist, offensive messages and bomb threats from it via SMS.
The FBI is investigating after computer hackers managed to steal about $4.2 million in funds from a pension system for retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers, state officials said Friday.
A notice posted on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System website said the agency notified the FBI and couldn't comment further on details of the breach.
Honda Motor Company, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, misconfigured an ElasticSearch database containing approximately 134 million documents, and amounted to roughly 40GB of internal data.
The information available in the database appeared to be something like a inventory of all Honda internal machines.
An undisclosed streaming service was hit by a 13-day DDoS massive attack powered by a Mirai botnet composed of 402,000 IoT devices.
Imperva confirmed that its systems were able to repel the attack and the service remained up and running during the DDoS attack. According to Imperva, it was the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack it has ever seen.