US Navy ship Facebook page hijacked to stream video games

US Navy ship Facebook page hijacked to stream video games

The official Facebook page of the USS Kidd has been hijacked. Hackers used the page to…stream Age of Empires, an award-winning, history-based real-time strategy game. [It appears the sailor who did this tried five times but couldn’t get past the Stone Age. Which is likely better than I would’ve done. AQ] (…) Whether you’re an organization or an individual who’d like to secure their accounts from such potential hijacking incidents, make sure that you take full advantage of Facebook’s full suite of security and privacy settings. Make sure you understand the settings for how your account is used, secured, and viewed by others. Don’t just accept the default settings. And let us not forget passwords. Yes—make it a good, strong one. Better yet, let your password manager create and, well, manage all password-related tasks for you. [The article says the problem started on 4 October and wasn’t resolved when this was written. AQ]

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