Forbes hacked and over one million accounts stolen

The Syrian Electronic Army is at it again, after targeting other big organizations like the NewYork Times, the habitual hackers have now published a reported of one million user credentials from business site Forbes.com. According to Re/code reports the hackers posted various messages to its Twitter account claiming responsibility , they also shared a screenshot of the site’s publishing system and indicating it accessed a Forbes employee’s accounts in order to do so. Forbes, has as well admitted to the compromise, prompting users to change their passwords and asked them to be on high alert. The site has since returned to normal, but the company says it’s in contact with law enforcement to identify exactly what happened.

We have not experienced such a magnitude of hackery in Africa so far (not that there are no big companies to target), but high vigilance is required on our side as well.

 

 

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