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TikTok confirms CNN, other high-profile accounts hijacked via zero-day vulnerability

June 5, 2024

Miscreants exploited a zero-day in TikTok to compromised the accounts of CNN and other big names. The app maker has confirmed there was a cyberattack, and that it has scrambled to secure accounts and prevent any further exploitation.

We can only imagine the chaos that could be caused by someone commandeering an account with countless followers and using it to spread scams, misinformation, and malware, and even hijacking fans’ profiles and their friends in a worm-like fashion.

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