Even companies like McAfee can get their LinkedIn pages hijacked.
I guess it goes to show that social media accounts continue to rise as popular targets, particularly for those looking to make a statement or gain notoriety.
It also serves as a reminder that no matter how big, small, or influential an account it, it can be a target - and the same set of precautions can and should be taken to avoid compromise.
- It's worthwhile checking haveibeenpwned.com to see if your credentials have been leaked.
- Don't reuse passwords
- Enable two factor or two step verification where available
- Monitor account access and follow up on any anomalies.
On Sunday evening, the LinkedIn page for McAfee was hijacked by a single person or an unknown number of individuals who apparently watched Twitter for reactions. The business page was defaced with random remarks, and at one point made a passive reference to a Twitch hack in 2016.