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The role of Social Media in modern society – Social Media Day 22 interview

This is a transcription of an interview I had at Iran International broadcaster, I discussed about the role of social media in modern society. What’s the Middle East government’s role on Cyber bullying towards opposition activists? Middle East governments play a crucial role in cyberbullying against the opposition. Several independent organ
Publish At:2022-07-02 17:32 | Read:169 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks disinformation information sec

Exposed: the threat actors who are poisoning Facebook

An investigation of the infamous “Is That You?” video scam led Cybernews researchers into exposing threat actors who are poisoning Facebook Original post @ https://cybernews.com/security/exposed-the-threat-actors-who-are-poisoning-facebook/ An investigation of the infamous “Is That You?” video scam has led Cybernews researchers to a cybercriminal stron
Publish At:2022-05-26 18:38 | Read:503 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Security Social Networks C

Russia-linked Fronton botnet could run disinformation campaigns

Researchers warn that the Fronton botnet was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. Fronton is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet that was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. In March 2020, the collective of hacktivists called “Digital Revolution” claimed to hav
Publish At:2022-05-23 14:29 | Read:451 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Internet of

How the thriving fraud industry within Facebook attacks independent media

Experts investigate how stolen Facebook accounts are used as part of a well-established fraud industry inside Facebook. No eyebrows were raised in Quriums security operation center when the independent Philippine media outlet Bulatlat once again got DDoSed, as they are a frequent target of such digital attacks. However, when we noticed that the attack tra
Publish At:2022-05-06 18:14 | Read:1538 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Security Social Networks F

Facebook blocked Russia and Belarus threat actors’ activity against Ukraine

h2>Facebook/Meta said Russia-linked threat actors are attempting to use the social network against Ukraine with hate speech, bullying, and fake news. Facebook/Meta revealed that Russia-linked threat actors are attempting to weaponize the social network to target Ukraine. The company blocked about 200 accounts operated from Russia that were used to falsely
Publish At:2022-04-10 06:26 | Read:1250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Social Networks Belarus Facebook

Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor is going to ban Instagram

Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor is going to ban Instagram in Russia to prevent the spreading of info related to the Ukraine invasion. Russia will ban Instagram, the decision was announced by Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor. Officially the Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor explained that the decision is the response of Meta that the
Publish At:2022-03-12 10:21 | Read:1582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Social Networks Censorship hacki

Privacy predictions 2022

We no longer rely on the Internet just for entertainment or chatting with friends. Global connectivity underpins the most basic functions of our society, such as logistics, government services and banking. Consumers connect to businesses via instant messengers and order food delivery instead of going to brick-and-mortar shops, scientific conferences take pla
Publish At:2021-11-23 07:18 | Read:1583 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin Data leaks Data Protection Insta

Facebook is going to shut down Face Recognition system and data it collected

Facebook announced to shut down its Face Recognition system and is going to delete over 1 billion people’s facial recognition profiles. Facebook announced it will stop using the Face Recognition system on its platform and will delete over 1 billion people’s facial recognition profiles. Facebook is using the face recognition system to analyz
Publish At:2021-11-02 18:25 | Read:2550 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Social Networks Cybersecurity cyber

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down worldwide, it’s panic online

Users worldwide are experiencing problems while accessing Facebook services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Users worldwide are not able to access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services due to a BGP problems. Users attempting to visit the above services are displaying “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” The mobile applications of the soci
Publish At:2021-10-04 15:40 | Read:1921 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Facebook Hacking hacking news

Facebook announces WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) backups

Facebook announced it will allow WhatsApp users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. Facebook will continue to work to protect the privacy of WhatsApp users and announced that it will allow users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. While WhatsApp has already implemented end-to-end encrypion since 2016, the co
Publish At:2021-09-13 12:49 | Read:2022 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security Social Networks E2EE encryptio

WhatsApp fined €225M over GDPR issues

The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million over data sharing transparency for European Union users’ data with Facebook. The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million for the lack of transparency on how it shares European Union users’ data with Facebook companies. The instant messaging co
Publish At:2021-09-05 08:53 | Read:2928 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Social Networks

Threat actor offers Clubhouse secret database containing 3.8B phone numbers

A threat actor is offering for sale on hacking forums the secret database Clubhouse containing 3.8B phone numbers. Clubhouse is a social audio app for iOS and Android where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups of thousands of people. The audio-only app hosts live discussions, with opportunities to participate through speaking
Publish At:2021-07-25 17:04 | Read:2108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Clubhouse Cybersecurit

Instagram implements ‘Security Checkup’ to help users recover compromised accounts

Instagram introduced a new security feature dubbed “Security Checkup” to help users to recover their accounts that have been compromised. Good news for the owners of Instagram accounts that may have been compromised, the company launched a new feature named ‘Security Checkup‘ feature that aims to keep accounts safe and help users t
Publish At:2021-07-18 08:39 | Read:3398 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Social Networks Cybersecurity Hacking

Social media partially disrupted in Cuba amid anti-government protests

NetBlocks reported partial disruption to social media and messaging platforms in Cuba from 12 July 2021 shortly after Cubans went to the streets to protest the government. Security experts from NetBlocks are observing partial disruption to social media and messaging platforms in Cuba from 12 July 2021 shortly after Cubans went to the streets to protest th
Publish At:2021-07-13 07:25 | Read:1934 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Social Networks Cuba Cybersecurity cy

Freshly scraped LinkedIn data of 88,000 US business owners shared online

About a week after scraped data from more than 700 million LinkedIn profiles were put for sale online, it seems that threat actors have no intention of stopping their abuse of the social media platform’s scrape-friendly systems.  Hours ago, a 68MB JSON database containing LinkedIn data recently collected from 88,000 US business owners was shared
Publish At:2021-07-01 06:18 | Read:3943 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Social Networks Linked

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