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@LinusTech Twitter Account Hacked

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On June 28, 2016 the Linus Media Group domain registrar account was compromised.

 

The exact methodology of the "hack" won't be disclosed for obvious reasons, but I can assure you that despite any claims to the contrary, the appropriate safeguards were in place on our side, and as I type this Yvonne is having a very heated phone discussion with the 3rd party responsible for the breach.

 

Anyway, the thing most of you are probably wondering about right now is what this means for your forum account or personal information, and the answer is very simple:

 

NOTHING.

 

The "hacker" simply changed the DNS settings in the dashboard and did not at any time have access to the linustechtips.com server. Any claims of a database dump are categorically false.

 

The compromised accounts - including Twitter - have been restored.

 

I hope this clears things up.

 

Linus

6 minutes ago, burnttoastnice said:

Google's app (I think) has an API to allow other services to use it for authentication also

This is right, I know Tumblr can use the Google Authenticator app too.

"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.

Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

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2 minutes ago, Minibois said:

This is right, I know Tumblr can use the Google Authenticator app too.

and microshit microsoft

 

 

 

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"again" everyone here is security pro. You guys need to lay off let the topic die down and let him figure it out. I am sure if I spent 1 week I could own his Twitter and his Facebook and Gmail.

 

The guy isn't that "tech savvvY" it's more reading wiki and than a script off camera.

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, thedarkdad3 said:

So making a joke about 9-11 a terrorist attack on US SOIL is funny? Clearly you don't see what they post.

You've lost me

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On 8/27/2015 at 10:09 AM, Drixen said:

Linus is light years ahead a lot of other YouTubers, he isn't just an average YouTuber.. he's legitimately, legit.

On 10/11/2015 at 11:36 AM, Geralt said:

When something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

On 6/22/2016 at 10:05 AM, trag1c said:

It's completely blown out of proportion. Also if you're the least bit worried about data gathering then you should go live in a cave a 1000Km from the nearest establishment simply because every device and every entity gathers information these days. In the current era privacy is just fallacy and nothing more.

 

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1 minute ago, burnttoastnice said:

You've lost me

THAT is what i mean. THAT is what his staff does on Twitter. I am not gonna screenshot it and give it more attention. end of discussion. He got hacked, they lost money he deserves it.

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1 minute ago, thedarkdad3 said:

THAT is what i mean. THAT is what his staff does on Twitter. I am not gonna screenshot it and give it more attention. end of discussion. He got hacked, they lost money he deserves it.

Well, this is the internet and everyone is entitled to their own opinion I guess.

 

Personally I just hope this stuff gets sorted out ASAP. Still waiting on the moderators' official writeup on this (which I'm expecting is going to be long)

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On 8/27/2015 at 10:09 AM, Drixen said:

Linus is light years ahead a lot of other YouTubers, he isn't just an average YouTuber.. he's legitimately, legit.

On 10/11/2015 at 11:36 AM, Geralt said:

When something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

On 6/22/2016 at 10:05 AM, trag1c said:

It's completely blown out of proportion. Also if you're the least bit worried about data gathering then you should go live in a cave a 1000Km from the nearest establishment simply because every device and every entity gathers information these days. In the current era privacy is just fallacy and nothing more.

 

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I was wondering is really Linus at fault?

Looks like Twitter is to blame (? maybe?) or the Phone Serv. Prov.
And if you were Linus how would you prevented this from happening.\

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He actually got his twitter back right about now.

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His twitter is coming back :D It's been renamed back to  LTT wheee.gif

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On 8/27/2015 at 10:09 AM, Drixen said:

Linus is light years ahead a lot of other YouTubers, he isn't just an average YouTuber.. he's legitimately, legit.

On 10/11/2015 at 11:36 AM, Geralt said:

When something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

On 6/22/2016 at 10:05 AM, trag1c said:

It's completely blown out of proportion. Also if you're the least bit worried about data gathering then you should go live in a cave a 1000Km from the nearest establishment simply because every device and every entity gathers information these days. In the current era privacy is just fallacy and nothing more.

 

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Yeah it's back for now.

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7 minutes ago, lightningterror said:

He actually got his twitter back right about now.

Thought the same. Color is changed from default to orange, the tweets from the guy are gone, but the profile picture is not back yet

EDIT: description is back though

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2 minutes ago, Minibois said:

Thought the same. Color is changed from default to orange, the tweets from the guy are gone, but the profile picture is not back yet

EDIT: description is back though

Give it some time.

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Ahh man He's got to feel so salty and embarrassed.

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2 minutes ago, nzgamer41 said:

Just saying, I love the new Twitter logo. Very simplistic.

prolly couldn't find the old pic file in time xD

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, nzgamer41 said:

Just saying, I love the new Twitter logo. Very simplistic.

The end and beginning of an era.

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2 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

<snip>

what this means for your forum account or personal information, and the answer is very simple:

 

NOTHING.

<snip>

 

Business as usual guys, the man himself is back :Dwheee.gif

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On 8/27/2015 at 10:09 AM, Drixen said:

Linus is light years ahead a lot of other YouTubers, he isn't just an average YouTuber.. he's legitimately, legit.

On 10/11/2015 at 11:36 AM, Geralt said:

When something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

On 6/22/2016 at 10:05 AM, trag1c said:

It's completely blown out of proportion. Also if you're the least bit worried about data gathering then you should go live in a cave a 1000Km from the nearest establishment simply because every device and every entity gathers information these days. In the current era privacy is just fallacy and nothing more.

 

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7 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

On June 28, 2016 the Linus Media Group domain registrar account was compromised.

 

The exact methodology of the "hack" won't be disclosed for obvious reasons, but I can assure you that despite any claims to the contrary, the appropriate safeguards were in place on our side, and as I type this Yvonne is having a very heated phone discussion with the 3rd party responsible for the breach.

 

Anyway, the thing most of you are probably wondering about right now is what this means for your forum account or personal information, and the answer is very simple:

 

NOTHING.

 

The "hacker" simply changed the DNS settings in the dashboard and did not at any time have access to the linustechtips.com server. Any claims of a database dump are categorically false.

 

The compromised accounts - including Twitter - have been restored.

 

I hope this clears things up.

 

Linus

Thank you very much for the clear up on the whole data breach part.

Good luck with getting everything set up back!

"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.

Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

"Why do we suffer a lifetime for a moment of happiness?" - Anonymous

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2 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

On June 28, 2016 the Linus Media Group domain registrar account was compromised.

 

The exact methodology of the "hack" won't be disclosed for obvious reasons, but I can assure you that despite any claims to the contrary, the appropriate safeguards were in place on our side, and as I type this Yvonne is having a very heated phone discussion with the 3rd party responsible for the breach.

 

Anyway, the thing most of you are probably wondering about right now is what this means for your forum account or personal information, and the answer is very simple:

 

NOTHING.

 

The "hacker" simply changed the DNS settings in the dashboard and did not at any time have access to the linustechtips.com server. And claims of a database dump are categorically false.

 

The compromised accounts - including Twitter - have been restored.

 

I hope this clears things up.

 

Linus

Are you aware of how they got into the Twitter account?

I see you have denied techtips888, though why would poodlecorp change it to that?

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1 minute ago, rm -rf said:

Are you aware of how they got into the Twitter account?

I see you have denied techtips888, though why would poodlecorp change it to that?

Probably an attempt to give him bad publicity, seeing as he's done videos on choosing secure passwords etc.

 

Your username though :P copy and paste that into a nice sudo terminal on ubuntu and watch the wrath unleash...

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Ethernet - 6ms, 47.5Mb down, 9.7Mb up

 

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 OS              Windows 10 Pro

 CPU             i5-4430S

 RAM             8GB CORSAIR XMS3 (2x4gb)

 Cooler          LC Power LC-CC-97 65W

 Motherboard     ASUS H81M-PLUS

 GPU             GeForce GTX 1060

 Storage         120GB Sandisk SSD (boot), 750GB Seagate 2.5" (storage), 500GB Seagate 2.5" SSHD (cache)

 

Spoiler

Type            Server

OS              Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

CPU             Core 2 Duo E6320

RAM             2GB Non-ECC

Motherboard     ASUS P5VD2-MX SE

Storage         RAID 1: 250GB WD Blue and Seagate Barracuda

Uses            Webserver, NAS, Mediaserver, Database Server

 

Quotes of Fame

On 8/27/2015 at 10:09 AM, Drixen said:

Linus is light years ahead a lot of other YouTubers, he isn't just an average YouTuber.. he's legitimately, legit.

On 10/11/2015 at 11:36 AM, Geralt said:

When something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

On 6/22/2016 at 10:05 AM, trag1c said:

It's completely blown out of proportion. Also if you're the least bit worried about data gathering then you should go live in a cave a 1000Km from the nearest establishment simply because every device and every entity gathers information these days. In the current era privacy is just fallacy and nothing more.

 

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