Twitter profile hack pwns Mormons

RT @whereisyourgodnow


Microblogging Mormons are up in arms after the Twitter account of the Church of Latter Day Saints was hijacked by pranksters.

Scallywags broke into the profile, probably by taking advantage of a weak password, to post tweets suggesting that the founder of the church, Joseph Smith, was a liar. Mendacious updates to the @LDSChurchNews feed suggested Smith had fabricated translations of sacred texts.

A number of followers subsequently posted their concerns about the messages on the microblogging site, net security firm Sophos reports.

A report by Church News, the official news site of the LDS Church, confirmed that the Mormons shut down the compromised account on Thursday after it was hijacked by hackers last weekend. The church found it tricky to track down Twitter administrators but received a sympathetic hearing once they did get in touch.

It's unclear when the suspended account, which had been active for about two months, will be restored.

Twitter profile hacking, more generally, is becoming increasingly commonplace. Previous victims have included the New York Times and Britney Spears, among many others. ®


Keep Reading

Tech Resources

Apps are Essential, so your WAF must be effective

You can’t run a business today without applications—and because apps are critical to strategic business imperatives and commerce, they have become the prime target for attackers.

Webcast Slide Deck | How backup modernization changes the ransomware game

If the thrill of backing up your data and wondering if you will ever see it again has worn off, start the new year by getting rid of the lingering pain of legacy backup. Bipul Sinha, CEO of the Cloud Data Management Company, Rubrik, and Miguel Zatarain, Director of Global Infrastructure Technology at PACCAR, Fortune 500 manufacturer of trucks and Rubrik customer, are talking to the Reg’s Tim Phillips about how to eliminate the costly, slow and spotty performance of legacy backup, and how to modernize your implementation in 2021 to make your business more resilient.

Three reasons you need a hybrid multicloud

Businesses need their IT teams to operate applications and data in a hybrid environment spanning on-premises private and public clouds. But this poses many challenges, such as managing complex networking, re-architecting applications for the cloud, and managing multiple infrastructure silos. There is a pressing need for a single platform that addresses these challenges - a hybrid multicloud built for the digital innovation era. Just this Regcast to find out: Why hybrid multicloud is the ideal path to accelerate cloud migration.

Top 20 Private Cloud Questions Answered

Download this asset for straight answers to your top private cloud questions.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021