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Paris Hilton and Sony's TikTok Accounts Hijacked by Hackers! How come?

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – TikTok accounts belonging to a number of celebrities, global companies and major media were found to have been hijacked by unknown hackers.

Unmitigated, the TikTok accounts of Paris Hilton, Sony and CNN have reportedly been hijacked and taken over by hackers.

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Reported by Forbes, Wednesday (5/6/2024), the hacker did not upload anything to the hijacked victim's TikTok account.

It was stated that the perpetrator was able to hack the TikTok accounts of Paris Hilton, Sony and CNN by sending direct messages or DM.

This hacking action does not require any download, click or response. Hacking victims only need to open a DM chat on TikTok, and their account will immediately be taken over.

Until this news was published, it was not yet known exactly how many accounts had been compromised and became victims of hacking.

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The news of the hacking of famous TikTok accounts was confirmed by the company owned by ByteDance, saying, “we are aware of potential exploits targeting a number of well-known accounts and celebrities.”

The Chinese social media giant said it was “currently working directly with affected account owners to restore their access.”

Information, this is not the first time TikTok has been hacked. In 2023, the company admitted that around 700,000 TikTok accounts in Türkiye had been compromised.

It was stated that the perpetrator infiltrated the victim's account using an insecure SMS channel related to two-factor authentication (2FA).

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