Cosmo The Hacker God

In early August, Gadget Lab writer, Mat Honan, experienced an “epic hacking”. His own.

  •  How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

Mat’s iPhone, Mac, and Google account were obliterated — and all because the hackers wanted access to his three character (@mat) Twitter account. (YouTube: Our thoughts on the hacking of @mat.)

It took considerable effort (and cost!) to recover Mat’s data:

  •  How I Resurrected My Digital Life After an Epic Hacking
  •  How DriveSavers Got My Data Back

Naturally, Mat has developed a strong interest in the types of social engineering methods which were used to “hack” his accounts. And a member of one of this year’s most infamous hacker gangs, UGNazi (@UG) contacted @mikko to offer his assistance.


Which brings us to Mat Honan’s latest story:

  •  Cosmo, the Hacker ‘God’ Who Fell to Earth

Read it.

Quote: “The only thing I am certain of is that online security is an illusion.”

Before reading, we felt more or less comfortable that all of our eggs weren’t exposed in just one basket. But now, after having read this story… well, now perhaps it’s time to track down and delete some of our older underused eggs (accounts).

On 13/09/12 At 03:53 PM

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Story added 13. September 2012, content source with full text you can find at link above.