Teenage girl charged after several government vehicles vandalised
A teenage girl has been charged with property damage after more than a dozen government cars were vandalised in Adelaide.Members of the public called police just after midnight, alerting them to loud noises coming from the car park of the Housing SA offices on Diagonal Road, Sturt.
- A former member of a hacker group the "Chuckling Squad," which has claimed responsibility for taking over notable social media profiles, was reportedly arrested.
- that law enforcement officials and another member of the group confirmed the arrest, which came after the unidentified minor was suspected to be involved in hacking Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account.
- The simple SIM Swapping technique that has allowed the group to take over several accounts belonging to high-profile figures like YouTube celebrities has been identified as a rising concern for law enforcement.
A former member of a hacker group responsible for taking over notable social media profiles has been arrested,.
5-year-old drumming prodigy lands full band scholarship 13 years before his high school graduation
This young snare drummer is so good at just 5 years old that a Mississippi college has already offered him a full band scholarship when he graduates.Nicole Jackson, 40 and a mother of three, is taking out loans to help put her 21-year-old daughter through college. But she won't have to do that for her 5-year-old.
The alleged member was involved with the "Chuckling Squad," a group of hackers, and their takeover of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account that resulted in offensive posts that included. One of the leaders of the group, who goes by the handle Debug, told Motherboard that the member was arrested approximately two weeks ago.
"He was a member of Chuckling Squad but not anymore. He was an active member for us by providing celebs/public figure [phone] numbers and helped us hack them," Debug told the site, adding that the group kicked out the unnamed member in October.
Snapchat says it will fact-check political ads
The policy distinguishes the platform from other tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.The announcement comes as other tech giants face criticism for their policies ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office told Motherboard that several law enforcement agencies were involved in the arrest, including the department's Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team.
, a technique that hackers employ which involves convincing mobile phone companies to transfer a victim's phone number to a SIM card that the hacker controls, which they can use to access accounts and reset passwords.
Several accounts belonging to YouTube celebrities,, Shane Dawson, and King Bach have fallen victim to the technique.
Authorities have zeroed in on the technique, which has been identified as responsible for hackers accessing high-profile accounts in addition to triggering SWAT threats and.
can protect themselves from SIM swapping by adding a passcode to their carrier account or using a third-party app - such as Google Authenticator and Authy- for two-factor authentication.
Twitter now lets you enable 2FA without asking for your phone number
Time to get yourself an authentication appThis is a very positive development from Twitter. Not only is SMS vulnerable to SIM-swapping attacks (just ask Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey), but Twitter also recently admitted to “unintentionally” using people’s phone numbers for advertising purposes. Authentication apps are more secure, and you can use them without having to give any more personal details to Twitter than you absolutely need to.
Pictured: Two Australian men could face the death penalty after being arrested during massive drug raid in Thailand .
Steven Brett Hovi, 58, and Jamie Robert Hansom, 46, were arrested during a raid in Thailand on Thursday. Police allegedly found 1.2 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, ice-taking devices and guns.Steven Brett Hovi, 58, and Jamie Robert Hansom, 46 were arrested after heavily armed officers entered a home in Oattaya at 5.30pm on Thursday.