It’s the hack that sent ripples of panic (and a healthy helping of schadenfreude) throughout the internet: On August 3, hackers used simple social engineering to trick Amazon and Apple into providing information that would allow them to take over the AppleID of Wired reporter Mat Honan. Within minutes of securing his digital identity, the hackers erased all of Mat’s cloud accounts and assumed control of his Twitter stream.
And now this Friday [TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW!] we’ll be interviewing him in a Google+ Hangout that everyone can watch and contribute to.
The video Hangout will occur at 10 a.m. Pacific time, Friday, August 17, on Wired’s Google+ page, which can be accessed here. Please add Wired to your Google+ circles, and listen tomorrow while we interview the new (and reluctant) poster boy for digital identity theft.
We want your questions for Mat! You can tweet to @gadgetlab or @wired along with the hashtag #MatHack.
OR BETTER YET, TUMBLR: What do YOU want to ask Mat Honan?