Related News: Some CNN social media accounts hacked

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Some of CNN’s social media accounts and blogs were compromised Thursday.

The affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.

The posts were deleted within minutes and the accounts have since been secured.

Source: CNN

Related News: Celebrity credit reports posted by ID thieves taken from free website

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Statements issued by the other two credit agencies, TransUnion and Experian, reported similar compromises. TransUnion said perpetrators used “considerable amounts of information about the victims, including Social Security numbers and other sensitive, personal identifying information that enabled them to successfully impersonate the victims over the Internet in order to illegally and fraudulently access their credit reports.” For its part, Experian said “criminals accessed personal credential information through various outside sources, which provided them with sufficient information to illegally access a limited number of individual reports from some US credit reporting agencies.” Neither agency said how many individuals were compromised or confirmed that they were the same celebrities and political figures whose details were aired on the exposed.su.

Source: Ars Technica