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Hackers reportedly were given access to an internal tool from a Twitter employee that allowed them to conduct a massive hack on the social media platform on Wednesday, per a Motherboard report. A Twitter spokesperson told Motherboard that it's still unclear if the employee hacked the accounts using the tool or if they gave hackers access to it for them to do so. Twitter said in a tweet that the company believes the incident was a "coordinated social engineering attack," meaning bad actors exploited insiders at the company to carry out their scheme. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hackers behind a cryptocurrency scam took over the Twitter accounts of tech executives like Amazon's Jeff Bezos and many others, including former President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Joe Biden, on Wednesday. Tweets were published from their accounts asking people to donate Bitcoin to multiple cryptocurrency scam addresses. And per a Motherboard report, hackers were able to do so after a Twitter employee reportedly gave them access to an internal tool. The outlet spoke to two sources who hacked into the accounts Wednesday and also published screenshots of the tool that was used. The screenshots show a panel used to access certain Twitter accounts that were hacked, such as that of Binance, which is how they may have been able to tweet from them. One of the sources told the outlet that they bribed someone inside Twitter with payment for access. Another said, "we used a rep that literally done all the work for us." A Twitter spokesperson told Motherboard that it's still unclear if the employee hacked the accounts using the tool or if they gave hackers access to it for them to do so. The company also tweeted Wednesday night that it is investigating what it believes was "a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools." Social engineering is a security term describing attacks in which bad actors exploit the "natural tendency people have toward trusting others who seem likeable or credible." It's a broad term that covers various types of attacks, from bribery to mere persuasion.  Cybersecurity experts told Business Insider's Isobel Asher Hamilton that it's likely the hackers used internal Twitter tools to reset the emails and passwords that were connected to the various hijacked accounts, which in turn would give them access to run them. Such a one-stop-shop internal tool for managing accounts would be a "golden key" for hackers, the experts told Hamilton. Per the screenshots viewed by Motherboard, some of the accounts may indeed have been hacked by changing the email address tied to them.SEE ALSO: The hackers who took over the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and Elon Musk may have made off with as much as $120,000 worth of bitcoin — but we may never know for sure Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
It was actually the first to boast of a charging technology that actually reached 100 watts without frying a smartphone to a crisp. So when its rivals OPPO and Vivo’s iQOO started teasing or hinting at 125W and 120W charging, respectively, it was really only a matter of time before we heard anything from Xiaomi. It’s still unofficial, of course, … Continue reading
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marcus Aurelius used to say: If you love yourself, you won’t do drugs! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 12 2020, at a price of $9,276. That’s a minor 0.38 percent increase in 24 hours, or $35. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, recently released the Vivo X50 series. This series includes the Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+. While both the X50 and ... The post Vivo X50 Pro+ now available for purchase appeared first on Gizchina.com.
After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren’t Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while … Continue reading
Whether you identify as a PC gamer or a console gamer, you know a gaming experience isn’t complete without high-end audio.Speakers are great, but if you want more accurate sounds, investing in a quality gaming headset is the way to go.Both are compatible with multiple gaming platforms, including PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, as well as smartphones and tablets.Sennheiser’s excellent and innovative technology has made it one of the leaders in the audio tech industry, and it shows in the Game One.This is all thanks to the original transducer technology that offers a natural sound experience that’s also optimized for professional gaming.It has an open-back design to let air pass through so your head and ears remain cool, generously padded velvet-covered ear pads for comfort even during extended gaming sessions, and an adjustable cushioned headband for a secure and personalized fit.
Samsung Galaxy A51 has made an appearance yet again, this time courtesy of new render images.Samsung has been hard at it, populating its budget and mid-range series with phones this year.The company's Galaxy A-series phones debuted in February earlier this year, and Galaxy A50s followed the A50 in September.Just a week back, we reported about a possible successor to the Galaxy A50 and A50s, and the new information falls in line with the leaks and rumors around Galaxy A51.In a series of renders published by PriceBaba in collaboration with OnLeaks, the Galaxy A51 breaks cover with a quad-camera setup and a punch-hole screen on the front.The report also notes that Samsung has started mass-producing the Galaxy A51 at its facility in Greater Noida, India and the phone could hit the shelves early-2020.
If you've ever tried to put several really strong, small cube magnets right next to each other on a magnetic board, you'll know that you just can't do it.What happens is that the magnets always arrange themselves in a column sticking out vertically from the magnetic board.Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have managed to create magnetic building blocks in the shape of cubes that - for the first time ever - can be joined together to form two-dimensional shapes.The building blocks can be assembled like little chess boards to form any two-dimensional shapes.It works like this: Because the south and north poles attract each other, a quadrupole building block with its two south poles facing left and right will attract, on each of its four sides, a building block that is rotated by 90 degrees so its north poles on face left and right.Building on this principle, the scientists made coloured modules with an edge length of just over two millimetres.
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.While this really isn’t much of a thing in Europe and the US, it’s big business in China.And, because China is big business, plenty of companies are doing their best to spread it worldwide.Basically, Singles’ Day is — as the name suggests — a shopping holiday dedicated (I guess) to people who are single.Think of it as a mix between Black Friday and an anti-Valentines.So, we’ve curated a list of five great deals you can take advantage of today.
the Automotive industry is doing now, as in many other industries, Delivers a road map for the fossilfrihet.in Order to achieve this goal, the 13 branches to date, has developed 'roadmaps' for how this should be achieved (see box). " We want to cover all of the country's emissions, and this is a very important part of it.the industry, which technology it believes in, it will be easier for the policy to take the right decisions", says Svante Axelsson, national co-ordinator for zero carbon in Sweden that work on behalf of the Environment and the department of energy.the road map the sender's Car in Sweden, the trade association that brings together manufacturers and importers of passenger cars, trucks, and buses. " We are also going to present you how to personbilsflottans the composition is going to look like, and what is the effect of this on carbon dioxide emissions in Sweden.
Affordability and lack of digital skills are the stumbling blocks for the widening digital gender gap globally despite the growth in usage of internet.According to a new data released by International Telecommunication Union’s Measuring digital development series, about 52% of the global female population is still not using the internet, compared to 42% of all men, except the Americas, which has near-parity.The data show that while the digital gender gap has been shrinking in the Commonwealth of the Independent States and Europe, it is growing in Africa, the Arab States and the Asia-Pacific region.It is widest in developing countries, especially least developed countries.However, an estimated 3.6 billion people remain offline, with the majority of the unconnected living in the least developed countries where an average of just two out of every ten people is online.Multi-stakeholder collaboration will be key
Season four throws our heroes and villains into the lion’s den, tearing friendships apart without offering easy solutions, and leaves us to figure out whether we’re okay with it.It may be hard to watch, but it’s worth it.She’s no longer able to go out on missions, leaving her feeling left out and useless.And, much like how Glimmer used to rebel against her mother, so have Adora and Bow started rebelling against her.It causes a rift in their friendship that cuts deep.The show doesn’t ask the audience to choose a side; but, of course, that’s something we as viewers try to do anyway.
Need help figuring out what movie to see this weekend?Join Erin Keeney and Riley Winn for our Reel News segment, as they dive into the biggest movies opening this weekend, and tell you if anything will be worth your money at the box office.This week we take a look at The Irishman, Paradise Hills, and Midway.First up is Martin Scorcese’s newest gangster film, The Irishman, which is on track to be the best-reviewed film of his career.It follows a World War II veteran/mob hitman, played by Robert Deniro, reflecting on the decades of his life, including his potential role in the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa.Keeney notes the film has been in the works for a long time, and Netflix finally secured the rights for worldwide release.
The gang over at Hennessey has taken the already cool Jeep Gladiator and turned it into something much more than Jeep intended, the vehicle is the 2020 Hennessey Maximus 1000.The vehicle looks like a lifted Gladiator on the outside with special Maximus front and rear steel bumpers, heavy-duty off-road axles, and lots more.The most significant change for the Maximus 1000 is that Hennessey ditched the standard V6 engine and crammed in its place a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8.The V8 isn’t stock thanks to an HPE1000 engine upgrade, it makes 1000hp and 933 lb-ft of torque.Hennessey says that the Hellcat V8 pushed the lifted Gladiator to 60 mph from zero in 3.9 seconds.The list of modifications is extensive, including upgrades to the ECU, wiring harness, radiator, and fuel system.
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Samsung's phones might get most of the attention, but the company has its share of laptops as well.And, with the introduction of the new Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion lines, it's delivering even more in the way of Ultrabooks.The Galaxy Book Flex is a 2-in-1 with a built-in S Pen, while the Ion is a more traditional laptop, incorporating the now-trendy, raised-hinge design to create more airflow below the computer and a better typing angle.But, they're not the typical LED panels found on laptops.Instead, Samsung is bringing over its QLED display technology, making these the first laptops to feature the premium screens.The displays also feature an Outdoor Mode, which offers a maximum brightness of 600 nits.
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