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Will GOP retaliate against Big Tech for censuring President Trump?

Some of the most recognized brands in the tech industry, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and Reddit, banned the United States’ sitting President from using the digital platforms. Donald Trump suddenly lost tribunes that gave him access to more than one hundred million followers. Initially, the bans were supposed to last until Joe Biden’
Publish At:2021-01-20 10:58 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Social Media Facebook trump Twitter

What’s up with WhatsApp’s privacy policy?

WhatsApp has been in the news recently after changes to its privacy policy caused a surge of interest in rival messaging app Signal. Initial reports may have worried a lot of folks, leading to inevitable clarifications and corrections. But what, you may ask, actually happened? Is there a problem? Are you at risk? Or should you keep using your apps as you wer
Publish At:2021-01-18 12:24 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy data data collection encryption facebook messaging p

Facebook ads used to steal 615000+ credentials in a phishing campaign

Cybercriminals are abusing Facebook ads in a large-scale phishing scam aimed at stealing victims’ login credentials. Researchers from security firm ThreatNix spotted a new large-scale campaign abusing Facebook ads. Threat actors are using Facebook ads to redirect users to Github accounts hosting phishing pages used to steal victims’ login credential
Publish At:2021-01-01 20:12 | Read:357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks Facebook h

The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

In part 1 of this article series, we looked at data mining schemes, scam ad campaigns, concert tickets scams, and PayPal fund transfer scams. Today, we continue to list down the other scams you might encounter on Facebook. Bitcoin trading scam Who would have thought that a “simple” phishing scheme would be a front to a global Bitcoin tradin
Publish At:2020-12-18 23:12 | Read:382 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 20/21 Winter Wishes 2020 Jayco Greyhawk RV account hij

“Is it you in the video?” – don’t fall for this Messenger scam

byPaul DucklinIf you’ve ever wondered why cybercriminals are interested in your IM passwords……well, it’s not just so they can sneak into your account and snoop through your personal data with a view to abusing it themselves or selling it on to someone else who will.Access to your account also gives crooks a level of trusted access to
Publish At:2020-12-17 22:07 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Phishing Messenger phish Scam

EU Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts aim at setting new rules for tech giants

The European Union is going to unveil two laws, the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts, that will impose new rules for tech giants. The European Union is set to unveil two laws, the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts, that aim at defining new rules for the digital market, especially for the operations of ùtech giants operate. The proposed
Publish At:2020-12-16 14:12 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations EU Facebook Go

A week in security (December 7 – December 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes podcast we talked to Doug Levin, founder of the K12 cybersecurity resource center and advisor to the K12 Security Information Exchange, about how schools can plan for a cybersecure 2021. We also released a Malwarebytes Labs report revealing that 50 percent of schools did not prepare for secure distance learning. In our b
Publish At:2020-12-14 13:54 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security adrozek cloudflare covid-19 vaccines disi

Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Facebook has suspended some accounts linked to APT32 that were involved in cyber espionage campaigns to spread malware. Facebook has suspended several accounts linked to the APT32 cyberespionage that abused the platform to spread malware. Vietnam-linked APT group APT32, also known as OceanLotus and APT-C-00, carried out cyber espionage campaigns agains
Publish At:2020-12-11 17:12 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Malware Security Social Networks A

Lock and Code S1Ep21: Lesson planning your school’s cybersecurity with Doug Levin

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Doug Levin, founder of the K12 cybersecurity resource center and advisor to the K12 Security Information Exchange, about how schools can plan for a cybersecure 2021. Education faced a crisis in the US this year, a
Publish At:2020-12-07 10:50 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast deep learning facebook hackers lock and code malware

Facebook patches Messenger audio snooping bug – update now!

byPaul DucklinModern telephony is full of anachronisms.For example, we still “dial” calls, and many phone apps still display the word “dialling” while they’re waiting for the person at the other end to pick up.But when was the last time you saw, let alone used, a phone that actually had a dial? And we still use idioms such as &#
Publish At:2020-11-20 14:55 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Vulnerability Exploit Facebook Facebook Messenger vu

A flaw in Facebook Messenger could have allowed spying on users

Facebook has addressed a security vulnerability in its Messenger for Android app that could have allowed attackers to spy on users. Facebook has addressed a major security issue in its Messenger for Android app that could have allowed threat actors to spy on users by placing and connecting Messenger audio calls without their interaction. The vulnerabil
Publish At:2020-11-20 10:18 | Read:400 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Facebook Facebook Mess

Unprotected database exposed a scam targeting 100K+ Facebook accounts

Researchers discovered an ElasticSearch database exposed online that contained data for over 100000 compromised Facebook accounts. Researchers at vpnMentor discovered an ElasticSearch database exposed online that contained an archive of over 100.000 compromised Facebook accounts. The archive was used by crooks as part of a global hacking campaign against
Publish At:2020-11-16 17:55 | Read:397 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Social Networks data leak Elastics

Ragnar Locker ransomware gang advertises Campari hack on Facebook

​Ragnar Locker Ransomware operators have started to run Facebook advertisements to force their victims into paying the ransom. In November 2019, ransomware operators have started adopting a new double-extortion strategy first used by the Maze gang that sees threat actors also stealing unencrypted files before encrypting infected systems. Then the attacker
Publish At:2020-11-11 11:47 | Read:409 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Security Social Ne

A week in security (October 26 – November 1)

We had a very busy week at Malwarebytes Labs. We offered advice on Google’s patch for an actively exploited zero-day bug that affects Chrome users, our podcast talked about finding consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Jamie Court, we provided guidance about keeping ransomware cash away from your business, pointed out how scammers ar
Publish At:2020-11-02 15:41 | Read:399 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news covid-19 survey CVE-2020-14882 cybersecuri

S3 Ep4: Now THAT’S what I call a fire alarm! [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinThis week: Facebook scammers trick you with fake copyright notices, voice scammers automate their attacks on the vulnerable, how to tune up your mobile privacy, and (oh! no!) the best/worst IT helpdesk call ever.Presenters: Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin.Intro and outro music: Edith Mudge.LISTEN NOWClick-and-drag on the soundwave
Publish At:2020-10-30 11:54 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Facebook iOS Phishing Podcast Mobile Security phishi


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