Security Shorts: February Highlights

by News Editor on February 27th, 2013 in Industry and Security News.

Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked
Burger King is grappling with the trials and tribulations of social media after their Twitter account was hacked by a McDonald’s fan. Their official Twitter page, which has more than 89,000 followers, has been changed to feature their rival’s food and even their logo and Twitter name have been changed, appearing as McDonalds @BurgerKing... Read more


Apple, Facebook, Twitter hacks said to hail from Eastern Europe
Investigators say the surge of malware attacks on U.S. companies may be coming from Eastern European cybercriminals rather than being Chinese state-sponsored espionage... Read more


Sentencing for "Sabu" delayed, while Hammond awaits trial with same judge
The sentencing for LulzSec leader-turned-FBI informant Hector Monsegur, nicknamed "Sabu," was canceled. Monsegur was scheduled to be sentenced in New York, but the hearing was not held for an unknown reason. He faces up to 124 years in prison, but is expected to receive a much lighter sentence considering he cooperated with federal agents to help them arrest at least... Read more


New Wave of Phishing Scams Uses Facebook Info for Personalized Spam
Check your privacy settings. Scammers are tapping into the personal data available through Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn to pose as your friends in fraudulent emails. Watch out for these personalized scam messages and take steps to prevent them... Read more


I was a victim of an online dating scam
After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck had finally changed when she met a handsome antiques dealer from Florida through an online dating site... Read more