Kennesaw State professor discusses global Twitter hacking (WABE 90.1 FM)


Humayun Zafar compares hack to 'good, old-fashioned graffiti'

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 15, 2017) — The Atlanta Police Department was one of hundreds of corporate and government agency Twitter accounts hacked across the globe on Tuesday evening.

Dr. Humayun Zafar, a professor who teaches cyber-security at Kennesaw State University, compared the hack to "good, old-fashioned graffiti" and "political vandalism." Instead of writing on a brick wall, the hackers wrote on social media.

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