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Tesla homepage/twitter hack......

Here is a synopsis of how Tesla's twitter and homepage account got hacked. SecurityWeek, which spoke with a Tesla spokesperson, explained that the two accounts were hijacked via a simple tactic dubbed "social engineering." It went something like this: 1. A hacker called AT&T customer support and posed as an employee of Tesla. This person then demanded all phone calls to the company be forwarded to a new fake phone number. 2. Next, this malicious hacker got in touch with Tesla’s domain registrar Network Solutions. Since all the phone calls were being forwarded to the hacker, this person was able to easily add a new email address to Tesla’s domain administrator account. 3. With this new email on the account, the hacker then reset passwords for the website and wreaked hours of havoc. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-tesla-hack-happened-2015-4#ixzz3YXqdzVkN

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Ern Miller
Title: Co-CEO
Company: Miller Small Business Solutions
(Co-CEO, Miller Small Business Solutions) |

The best way to not have the family jewels stolen is to have them in a safe at home.
The best way to not have vital information hacked is to keep external access away.

The second best way to not have the family jewels stolen is to have an armed escort while wearing them.
There isn't an armed escort for company information that you allow external access.

The real best way to wear the jewels out, and keep them safe is to wear fakes that are identical.
The real best way to allow external access it to route to a copied system.

If you don't want hackers wiping out your vital company information, or finding out your trade secrets, don't put them where these hackers can get to them.

So long as there is no real danger for hackers, they will attack.

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