Rock band Garbage have had their Twitter hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A hacker has seized control of the rock band Garbage’s official Twitter account, posting unauthorised messages to thousands of the group’s fans.

Once again, you can see clear evidence that just because an account is “verified” it shouldn’t necessarily be trusted. After all, all it takes is for someone to be lazy with their password security for a malicious hacker to commandeer a popular account.

Garbage are far from the first musical act to have fallen foul of Twitter hackers. Past victims have included Axl Rose from Guns n’ Roses,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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