Posts tagged with Hack

What brands can learn from the Ashley Madison hack

Ashley Madison, which proudly bills itself as "the most famous name in infidelity and married dating" is at the center of what might become one of the most talked-about hacking incidents ever.

The hack and subsequent release of the identities and personal information of tens of millions of people seeking extramarital affairs online has brought embarrassment to outed celebrities and politicians, and is already being blamed for at least two suicides.

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Dealing with a Twitter hack: Lessons from @BurgerKing

https://assets.econsultancy.com/images/resized/0002/9233/bk_1-blog-third.pngFast food giant Burger King experienced a social media meltdown earlier this week, as the brand’s Twitter feed was hacked, its profile picture and name changed to that of industry rival McDonalds, and a series of unusual tweets were fired out to the brand’s followers. 

Things first went amiss around noon EST, and followers were treated to over an hour of links to YouTube videos, pictures of dirty kitchens, tweets about percolate and a few reminders that comms managers can’t afford to take public holidays off...

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Twitter hack: insight into a hot startup that may be losing its edge

When Michael Arrington of TechCrunch decided to publish confidential Twitter corporate documents obtained by a hacker, I wasn't impressed. It's a bad decision that's hard to justify ethically.

But what's done is done and instead of admonishing him for using a different brand of moral compass, I thought there'd be more value in using the opportunity, no matter how unfortunate, to make some observations about one of the internet's hottest startups.

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