October 5, 2020

DOJ charges two men for involvement in hacking of NFL and NBA players social media accounts

Two men will appear in federal court to face charges that they were involved in the unauthorized takeover of social media and other personal online accounts belonging to professional and semi-professional athletes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

“Often times, folks are not as aware that malicious attempts can be made via text – most assume it is solely through email. Because of this, the cyberattackers rely on unsuspecting people to click on a text more readily than an email link. More often than not, individuals will likely click on the text link if it comes from a phone number they somewhat recognize, or contains colloquial language that makes the end-user feel , for example, that “oh, ok – this is a normal human on the other end sharing something with me that I’ve forgotten about.”

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