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Bin Laden Liveblog Hacked Before Sting Operation

With a range between 3,000 to 5,000 tweets per second , it is no wonder that so many people found out about the capture (and subsequent demise) of Osama Bin Laden via Twitter earlier in the week. While the majority of people world-wide learned about ... the covert operation only after it was complete, a few thousand people were in fact following the sting in real time via a live Twitter feed hosted in Abbottabad. Man Blogs About Raid Without Knowing About It Sohaib Athar, the man behind the blog, now believes that one of his Twitter followers might have actually been a hacker looking to prey on ... (view more)

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Security Experts Warn Bin Laden News, Images Tainted with Malware

There's no doubt that many are curious to know more details of Osama Bin Laden's recent demise . Security experts, however, are warning that clicking on some links related to that subject may end up getting your PC infected with malware. "I suppose ... this was just inevitable," said McAfee Labs' director of security research, Dave Marcus. "The reported death of Osama Bin Laden is just too good a lure for cybercriminals and scammers to pass up." (Source: ) Emails, Google, Facebook Tainted with Infected Links Lucas was referring to a number of emails now circulating the web that ... (view more)

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Bin Laden Death Results in Twitter Tweet Record

The recently announced death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was big news around the world. Across the United States, people poured into the streets to celebrate. One of the more memorable moments came in a game between the New York Mets and ... Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night, where fans greeted the news with an impromptu chant of "U-S-A!", "U-S-A!" But the most fervent activity might have been in the digital world, where Twitter members set a new record by Tweeting an average of over 3,000 times per second. (Source: ) Sustained Rate of Tweets a Record "[Sunday] night saw the ... (view more)

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