More information has emerged which might shine a light on the tasteless hack this weekend on the NBC News Twitter account, which resulted in bogus postings about a 9/11-style terrorist attack.
The latest theory appears to be that the @NBCNews Twitter account was broken into by hackers after the email account associated with it was compromised through the use of a keylogger.
According to an MSNBC report, Ryan Osborn, NBC News’s director of social media, could have been sent a spyware Trojan horse that grabbed passwords as they were typed at the keyboard.
Osborn says that he recently received a suspicious email as Hurricane Irene approached New York. The email had the following characteristics…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.