In today’s video, I recommend a great article. In a Wired BackChannel story, Negar Mottahedeh wrote about her experience having her unique Instagram account hacked. She talks about the steps she took to get in communication with her hacker, and the interesting relationship they developed thereafter. While she doesn’t really learn what steps the attacker took to hijack her account, she does get some interesting insights into the political and socio-economic situation of this Iranian cyber criminal. If you are interesting in the profile of certain types of hackers, I recommend the article, linked below.
Correction: This post was updated to reflect the correct gender of the Wired writer. I apologize for the mistake. It was entirely mine.
Episode Runtime: 2:25
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7snGY4ECOg
- Great story on a Instagram hack victim learning more about his hacker – Wired
- Old story on Mat Honan tracking down and interviewing his account hijacker – Wired
Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Very interesting article and video! I hope people take the security of their accounts seriously and begin to guard their identity and profiles with more importance. Thank you for sharing!