Hackers steal Fox TV passwords, deface Twitter and LinkedIn pages

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A group of hackers calling themselves Lulz Security have gained access to a server belonging to the Fox Broadcasting network, and published details of hundreds of employees usernames and passwords on the net.

The hackers, who claim to have also been responsible for stealing personal information about X Factor contestants from the TV network earlier this month, posted a message on the internet that didn’t disguise their dislike for Fox:

Dear Fox.com,

We don’t like you very much. As such, we cordially invite you to kiss our hand-crafted crescent fresh asses.

Remember that time we leaked all your X-Factor contestants? [LINK]

Well now we’re leaking some more of your junk. We invite the Internet to ravage the following list of emails and passwords (from a database within Fox.com) – Facebook, MySpace, PayPal, whatever you…

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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