The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 4/4 include multiple stories of high profile hackings, a future hacking planned against Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day, pop-star Rihanna was SWATted, a huge NYC gang bust thanks to criminals bragging on social media, Prince yanks a video from Vine, a giant game of Pong will be played on a skyscraper, a look back at LucasArts gaming classics, and Senator Feinstein says Congress may ‘have to proceed’ with regulating violent video games.
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It was a day of hackings and a SWATting.
Too many to choose from, so they are all highlighted in the “Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking” section.
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
Bragging about your crimes on social media is always a bad idea.
I can say that this is how I track all my weather.
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
And today’s SWATting goes to…
It’s been a very busy day for Hacking:
The latest in hacker hi-jinx against North Korea…
…though many say some of Anonymous’ claims are “dubious…
…meanwhile, Anonymous attacks itself.
In the wake of dozens of other such recent hacking claims against celebrities, Michelle Obama and Eric Holder, among others…
And in a completely unrelated hacking, compromised users have been notified by Scribd.
#OpIsrael continues: latest threat targets Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day. Classy.
* While some of this looks like recycled threats from last year, it’s been partially updated for April 7th: Press release from Anonymous
Law and Order.
A word of warning regarding the threats against Aaron Swartz prosecutors.
Despite the 6 second limit on Vine videos…
Because who needs evidence to make up new laws. Good luck with that, Senator, given that there is precedence for 1st amendment protection of video games.
We’ll see if it’s as cool as Tetris was.
Sure, it might be the end of an era, but it’s also the beginning of a new one.