Celebrities get hacked just as easily as anyone else. In fact, celebrities are often a hacker’s favorite target. Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Beyonce and Robert Mueller are just a few of the many celebrities who had their info publicized on the internet — after their accounts were hacked. So how do victims get hacked? It often happens during the login process.
You’re browsing the internet when suddenly your computer displays a blue screen and you hear a voice blaring through your speakers. The voice claims to be from Microsoft and instructs you not to shut down your computer. You are instructed to call the number on your screen. Welcome to the Tech Support Scam. If you do call the number on your screen and speak to the so-called Microsoft technician, you’ll be told they detected a virus or malware installed on your computer.
This past March, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) reported that a company called JobLink, a database management company, suffered a data breach. The company maintains a web-based system that links job-seekers with employers. JobLink is utilized by 10 state governments, including the state of Arizona. DES director Henry Darwin said those affected should have been notified by the company. The total number of records exposed in this breach is not known, but it is potentially huge.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".