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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:296 | 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:368 | 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:357 | 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:362 | 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:352 | 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:382 | 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:545 | 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:493 | 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:718 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Hacktivism Intelligence Social Network

A new loophole allowed an expert to delete any video on Facebook

Facebook has fixed a serious security bug that could have been exploited by hackers to delete any video shared by anyone on their wall. A new bug was discovered in the Facebook platform by the security researcher Dan Melamed, the flaw could be exploited to delete any video shared by anyone on their wall. Dan Melamed explained that a similar issue was discov
Publish At:2017-01-24 17:00 | Read:569 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Facebook video in comm

Why Your Business Needs a Security Strategy for Social Networks

In 2017, it’s not easy to find a company that doesn’t have any sort of presence on social networks. A Twitter account, a Facebook page, and a lot of Instagram photos come standard in any business’s digital communications pack. Added to this are all of the employees who access their own accounts during work hours. Despite all this activity, there are still pl
Publish At:2017-01-19 17:45 | Read:651 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social Media businesses security social networks

Hacker found a way to hack Facebook by exploiting the ImageMagick flaw

The bug hunter Andrew Leonov has described how to exploit an ImageMagick flaw to remotely execute code on a Facebook server. The hacker Andrew Leonov (@4lemon) has described how to exploit the so-called ImageMagick vulnerability to remotely execute code on a Facebook server. The ImageMagick flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-3714, affects the popular image manipulati
Publish At:2017-01-18 13:35 | Read:904 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks exploit code Facebook

Watch out, hackers can listen to your Facebook Messenger Chats

A security expert discovered a flaw in the Facebook Messenger audio clip recording feature that could be exploited to listen to audio chats. Voice recording is one of the most important features of instant messaging systems, it allows users to rapidly send messages in an easy way avoiding typing them. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and others implement it.
Publish At:2017-01-17 19:10 | Read:699 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Social Networks Chats Faceboo

Facebook hack allowed to disclose email address for each FB user

A Facebook hack could have been exploited to retrieve the private email address of any user with a serious impact on the privacy. A smart Facebook hack allowed to retrieve the private email address of any user. The issue was discovered by the hacker Tommy DeVoss who awarded with $5,000 under the Facebook Bug bounty program. “The hack allowed me to harvest as
Publish At:2016-12-24 14:35 | Read:1149 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Social Networks Facebook hack

LinkedIn Lynda.com online learning platform started notifying users of data breach

Lynda.com is notifying customers a data breach, according to the company an unauthorized third party accessed a database containing user information. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that was acquired last year by LinkedIn. The company started notifying its customers over the weekend, hackers accessed learning data, including attempted courses and co
Publish At:2016-12-19 05:35 | Read:526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Social Networks banking data breac

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