August 9, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!
After what can only be described as a nightmare hacking experience left him with a wiped hard drive, a deleted Gmail and compromised Twitter and iCloud accounts, Wired reporter Mat Honan has been picking up the pieces of his digital life.
After first revealing details on his personal blog, Honan expounded on the situation in an essay entitled, “How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking.” It’s a harrowing read that we encourage you to check out in its entirety.
What made this attack particularly jarring was that the hacker didn’t get into Honan’s account by cracking his password. Instead, the perpetrators used public information and light social engineering to get ac…
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