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Re: Yes, I was hacked. Hard.
How @Gizmodo Got Hacked and How You Should Defend Yourself
If you follow Gizmodo on Twitter, you may have noticed our account started spewing some garbage last night. We got hacked. Here's how it happened, and some steps you can take to keep it from happening to you.
The weak link in the security chain turned out to be the seven digit alphanumeric password to our good buddy and former contributor Mat Honan's iCloud account. After presumably brute-forcing his way into iCloud, the nefarious hacker was able change the password and gain access to Mat's Google account, remote wipe his Macbook Air, iPhone, and iPad, get into his Twitter, and then use that to access ours. While we managed to snatch our Twitter account back from the claws of evil, Mat's been having a bit more trouble. You can read more about his harrowing tale on his blog.
As awful as getting hacked always is, it's a learning experience. So what can you do to help avoid a similar fate? A few things.
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