Cyber Beat Daily: Twitter Warns Media Will Continue to Be Hacking Targets + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 4/30 include Twitter’s response to media outlet hackings, a blogger’s “chunky” faux-pas, bomb threat via Instagram, the AP hacker speaks, other hackings and cyberstalking, FBI busts a sextortion plot against pro-poker players, video game company punks game pirates, and a gamer sues for false advertising over Aliens.

Read below for these stories and more.

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“The email came via the social media site’s partnerships team which manages Twitter’s relationships with the media industry from a best practice perspective.”

“There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles being compromised,” read the email. “We believe that these attacks will continue, and that news and media organisations will continue to be high-value targets to hackers.”

Twitter responds to hacking: ‘Attacks will continue’

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

By ‘bashing,’ they mean calling her ‘chunky.’

Manager loses job over Houston blogger’s bashing of cheerleader

13-year-old arrested after Instagram threats, ultimately no bombs found.

Boy threatens to bomb Burlingame (CA) school on social media, police say

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

He goes by “Th3 Pr0.”

Meet The 18-Year-Old Syrian Who Says He Helped Hack The AP And Punk The Stock Market

‘West says he posed as part of the hacker group “Anonymous” when he installed software to capture passwords of people on the firm’s network, and obtained their financial information.’

Man guilty of ‘Anonymous’ hacking of Pa. law firm

Seems more and more that this is what politics has come to.

Ronda (NC) mayor accused of cyberstalking by political opponent

Law and Order.

This one reads like crazy thriller fiction, only it’s not fiction.

How the FBI cracked a “sextortion” plot against pro poker players

“In the bigger picture, the case is important because it is helping to set the rules over the degree to which companies can treat data controlled by other firms as a public good.”

Craigslist’s hacking, copyright claims against rival PadMapper hold up — for now


Hacking group Wiikey claims it’s hacked Wii U to play pirated, copied games.  Nintendo says, not so much.

Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Attempt


Video game studio pirates its own game — with an ironic twist

Claims false advertising. “Actual gameplay demo bears little resemblance to product.”

Gamer sues Sega and Gearbox over Aliens: Colonial Marines quality