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H1 2017 – Twitter suspended a total of 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism

Twitter published its Transparency Report related to H1 2017, the company suspended 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism. Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in the first six months of 2017, the company revealed that 75 percent of the infringing accounts were suspended before their first tweet confirming the huge efforts in fight
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Social Networks Terrorism propaganda s

Spain – Facebook slapped with €1.2M fine for violating data protection regulations

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. Other privacy problems for the tech giant Facebook, the company has been fined for a series of privacy violations in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violatin
Publish At:2017-09-12 14:55 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Social Networks economic

Taringa Data Breach, over 28 Million users affected

The data breach notification website LeakBase reported to the colleagues at THN the Taringa data breach, over 28 Million users’ data exposed. Taringa, also known as ‘The Latin American Reddit’, is a popular social network used by netizens in Latin America to create and share thousands of posts every day on general interest topics. The dat
Publish At:2017-09-04 16:05 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Social Networks cracking p

Dissecting the Chrome Extension Facebook malware

It’s been a few days since Kaspersky Lab’s blog post about the Multi Platform Facebook malware that was spread through Facebook Messenger. At the same time as Kaspersky Lab were analyzing this threat, a few researchers where doing the same, including Frans Rosén, Security Advisor at Detectify. After Frans saw David’s tweet about the blog po
Publish At:2017-08-31 14:55 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Browser Plugins Google Chrome Social Engineering So

Watcho ut! Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign that leverages Facebook Messenger. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign on Facebook Messenger, spammers are actually infecting users of all platform with adware. Users receive a video link that redirects them to
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Social Networks adware Fac

New multi platform malware/adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

One good thing about having a lot of Facebook friends is that you simply act as a honey pot when your friends click on malicious things. A few days ago I got a message on Facebook from a person I very rarely speak to, and I knew that something fishy was going on. After just a few minutes analyzing the message, I understood that I was just peeking at the top
Publish At:2017-08-24 05:50 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incidents Adware Facebook JavaScript Social networks

Facebook inadvertently revealed moderators’ identities to suspected terrorists

A bug in the software used by Facebook moderators to review inappropriate content resulted in the disclosure of identities of moderators to suspected terrorists. According to the Guardian, the social network giant Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users on the
Publish At:2017-06-18 16:35 | Read:465 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Social Networks Terrorism F

Two Tickets as Bait

Over the previous weekend, social networks were hit with a wave of posts that falsely claimed that major airlines were giving away tickets for free. Users from all over the world became involved in this: they published posts that mentioned Emirates, Air France, Aeroflot, S7 Airline, Eva Air, Turkish Airlines, Air Asia, Air India, and other companies. We cann
Publish At:2017-06-10 09:25 | Read:583 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Fraud Social Engineering Social networks

Information Security in the Age of Disinformation

Depending on their specific goals and motivations, malicious external actors seek to blackmail individuals, organizations or security vendors to disrupt breach defenses or otherwise wreak havoc on IT operations. For security leaders tasked with defending against these threats, it’s hard to know who or what to believe. That challenge has only gotten wor
Publish At:2017-06-03 00:15 | Read:506 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Chief Information Security Officer (CIS

Qatar news agency hacked, attackers posted fake news

Qatar announced it had begun an inquiry into a security breach by hackers who published fake news that created tensions with the neighbor states. Qatar faced an unprecedented security breach, unknown attackers posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues. The hackers hit the Qatar official news agency websit
Publish At:2017-05-24 20:15 | Read:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Social Networks Doha Qat

Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web contents that represents a threat to national security

The monitoring group Turkey Blocks confirmed that Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web content that represents a threat to national security. According to the telecommunications watchdog, Turkey has blocked the access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Saturday, the Government has taken this decision citing a law that allows it to ban access
Publish At:2017-05-01 03:35 | Read:454 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Censorship Hackers social

Facebook dismantled a huge spam campaign leveraging bogus accounts

Facebook disrupted an international spam campaign leveraging on bogus accounts used to create “likes” and bogus comments. The security team at Facebook has disrupted an international spam operation after a six months investigation. The company has neutralized a coordinated campaign that was leveraging on bogus accounts used to create inauthentic
Publish At:2017-04-17 02:55 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks Cybercrime

Facebook and Instagram will not allow developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance

Facebook company and Instagram will not allow developers scanning their social media profiles for surveillance activities. Facebook and it app Instagram have updated the terms and conditions to prevent developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance activities. A report recently published revealed the US Department of Homeland Security used s
Publish At:2017-03-14 12:30 | Read:643 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Social Networks Facebo

A bug in Twitter allowed hackers to access to locked accounts until October

A flaw in Twitter allowed attackers to access locked accounts bypassing the locking mechanism implemented by the company. A flaw in the Twitter application allowed, until a few months ago, to access locked accounts bypassing the locking mechanism implemented by the IT giant. Twitter can lock user accounts every time it believes the users are abusing its serv
Publish At:2017-03-08 06:00 | Read:581 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Uncategorized authenti

Operation Kingphish: Cyber Attacks against human rights activists in Qatar and Nepal

Amnesty International has recently uncovered a spear phishing campaign dubbed Operation Kingphish that targeted groups in Qatar and Nepal. Human rights organizations and journalists continue to be a privileged target of phishing campaigns that attempt to steal the Google credentials of the victims. The malicious messages try to lure victims into viewing docu
Publish At:2017-02-15 23:40 | Read:905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Hacktivism Intelligence Social Network

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