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Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

The so-called “mastermind” behind the 2020 Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of several celebrities and public figures—including President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk—pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday in a Florida court. As part of an agreed-upon plea deal with prosecutors, Graham Clark will serve three years in juvenile prison, with an additional three years … [Read more...]

VideoBytes: Twitter gets hacked!

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the latest and greatest from VideoBytes: a brand new, video feature that we announced just yesterday. On our debut post today, we’re talking to you about the Twitter hack, in which hackers accessed the Twitter accounts of 130 high profile figures, like Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk by gaining access to an employee administrative panel. Watch … [Read more...]

A week in security (November 5 – November 11)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at browser lockers that fly under the radar with complete obfuscation, transport and logistics in our series about compromising vital infrastructure, Google logins now requiring JavaScript, how to create a sticky cybersecurity training program, and an introduction for Process Hacker. Other cybersecurity news Dutch police have achieved a breakthrough in … [Read more...]