Twitter was the victim of a massive cyber attack and the social network speaks of more than 250 000 compromised accounts. Sophisticated, the attack was the work of professionals with deep pockets, said Bob Lord, responsible for security of the site. Today, everything seems to be back to normal.
Hackers wanted access information from 250,000 compromised accounts. All accounts in question were created in 2007 and the site has decided to reset all passwords profiles involved. So, if you receive an email asking you to recreate Twitter password is that your account was targeted.
The attack came at the same time as those of large American media, like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Twitter think they are the same pirates who attacked the site and is working with authorities to find those responsible.
Flipboard is a social reading app which is no longer an iOS exclusivity since that the app began to be shipped on the droids devices. Furthermore the New York Times subscribers will be able to read all the paper’s content through the app, on any platform, starting from today. That’s a big deal for the Times, Flipboard and readers alike.
Previously Flipboard has only offered previews of magazine and newspaper articles, having to link readers out to official websites for full-on content. The Times is the first big publisher it’s managed to convince to give it full access to its “premium” content.
Similarly, it’s the first time the Times has ever given a third party organization full access to all its content. According to All Things D, the paper says it wants to emulate cable TV’s “TV Everywhere” strategy—so that subscribers can read the paper using any device or software they want.