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Russian hacker group used phony Google login page to hack Clinton campaign
Network World
Users rarely check the full URL associated with short links, so threat groups can use URL-shortening services to effectively hide malicious URLs. Clicking on the links led to a TG-4127 site that spoofed the Google domain login page. The spoofed page ...

Researchers link Podesta hack to Russia
The Hill
Security company SecureWorks noted in a report that the cyberattack that compromised John Podesta's account used the same account on URL-shortening service Bitly as the hack of Colin Powell's email, as well as hacks of 4,000 other individuals since ...


British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents
A now-defunct free URL shortening service—lurl.me—was set up by GCHQ that enabled social media signals intelligence. Lurl.me was used on Twitter and other social media platforms for the dissemination of pro-revolution messages in the Middle East.


IBM offers hybrid cloud object storage service
IT World Canada
A first customer is the URL shortening service Bitly, which uses the service to quickly analyze 500 TB of historical data marketers are anxious for. It has moved 25 billion data-infused links to IBM Cloud. “With more than 400 million new links created ...
IBM Cloud Object StorageIBM

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Shortening URLs - Forbes
A recent paper published by Cornell Tech researchers showed that shortened URLs can be cracked to spy on people—but that's just one reason to avoid bit.ly ...

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Scottish Social Media Magician in US to Empower Voters | Benzinga
New York, NY, October 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Kirk J. Torrance, a key player in Scotland's political revolution has launched ElectionURL.com today. The platform ...

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Ars Technica

Guess what? URL shorteners short-circuit cloud security
Ars Technica
When used to share data protected by credentials included in the Web address associated with the content, these services could allow an attacker to gain access to data simply by searching through the entire address space for a URL-shortening service in ...
Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on PeopleWIRED
URL shorteners may be compromising link securityDigital Trends
URL shorteners like Bitly and Goo.gl can expose personal data from your cloud driveInternational Business Times UK
The Next Web -ZDNet
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Then, When & Where Of Ticket Sales
Pollstar (subscription)
Dash Two has an url-shortening and sales-tracking service called Flyt, which tracks clicks and sales via ads and media from websites and social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For six months, Dash Two tracked ticket sales from ...


British spooks used in-house 'lurl.me' URL shortener to track targets ...
BRITISH INTELLIGENCE established its own URL shortening service in a bid to track activists during the recent-ish 'Arab Spring' and as a way to distribute nasty ...
GCHQ used 'lurl.me' URL shortening service to attack and track ...Computing
GCHQ used URL tool to monitor Middle East groups | V3V3.co.uk

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