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Four individuals charged for the recent Twitter hack

Four suspects were charged for their alleged involvement in the recent Twitter hack, announced the Department of Justice. US authorities announced the arrest of 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark from Tampa, Florida, it is suspected to have orchestrated the recent Twitter hack. The arrest is the result of an operation coordinated by the FBI, the IRS, and the S
Publish At:2020-08-01 10:50 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Social Networks Hacking hacking ne

Twitter revealed that hackers accessed DM Inboxes in July attack

Twitter confirmed that hackers accessed the direct message (DM) inboxes of some of the accounts that were recently compromised. Last week, the social media giant Twitter revealed that hackers compromised 130 accounts in the attack that took place on July 15 and downloaded data from eight of them. Attackers breached a number of high-profile accounts, in
Publish At:2020-07-24 05:33 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks

Twitter reveals that hackers also downloaded data from eight compromised accounts

The social media giant Twitter confirmed that hackers compromised 130 accounts in last week hack and downloaded data from eight of them. The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Last week, the social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest
Publish At:2020-07-19 09:43 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks hacking news informati

Several High-Profile Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam

The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, hackers breached a number of high-profile accounts, including those of Barak Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden,
Publish At:2020-07-16 04:30 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks account hi

Facebook labels ‘state-controlled’ Russian, Chinese, Iranian media

byLisa VaasFacebook last week began slapping “state controlled” labels on media outlets that it’s determined are under the thumb of a government.With the labels, Facebook is enacting a policy it announced in October. That’s when the platform introduced new election security measures, including a promise to increase transparency by sho
Publish At:2020-06-09 12:56 | Read:242 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Social networks cybersecurity policy elec

Internet giants unite to stop warrantless snooping on web histories

byLisa VaasEarlier this month, the US Senate narrowly voted to renew warrantless collection of Americans’ web-browsing histories.This week, the US House of Representatives is expected to consider the act that reauthorizes that warrantless data collection: the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act. The House already passed the reauthorization act, sent it to
Publish At:2020-05-26 12:55 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Mozilla Privacy Social networks Twitter browsing

Facebook to alert us if we’ve been exposed to fake coronavirus news

byLisa VaasHas somebody on Facebook tried to convince you that drinking bleach cures COVID-19?If you’ve had that kind of dangerous misinformation coughed up at you on the platform and have liked, reacted or commented on it, expect to start seeing messages in your newsfeed alerting you and letting you know that Facebook has since removed the effluvium.O
Publish At:2020-04-21 07:38 | Read:649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Social networks coronavirus COVID-19 fact

NSO CEO claims Facebook wanted NSO surveillance tool to spy on users

A new shocking revelation comes from the disputed from NSO Group and Facebook, NSO CEO claims Facebook tried to buy an Apple spying software in 2017. Reading this post you could have a better idea of the value of your privacy. In October 2019, WhatsApp sued the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group accusing it of carrying out malicious attacks against it
Publish At:2020-04-08 10:45 | Read:759 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Social Networks Facebook h

WhatsApp new policy limits forwarding of viral messages

WhatsApp implements limitations on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. WhatsApp implements a new policy on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. With COVID19 outbreak the number of fake news that is spreading through social networks and instant messagi
Publish At:2020-04-08 07:42 | Read:481 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Fake News Hacking hacking news

How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

It’s almost impossible not to rely on social networks in some way, whether for personal reasons or business. Sites such as LinkedIn continue to blur the line, increasing the amount of social function over time with features and services resembling less formal sites, such as Facebook. Can anyone imagine not relying on, of all things, Twitter to catch up on br
Publish At:2020-04-04 16:45 | Read:594 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advertising Data privacy facebook gated content Link

Twitter discloses privacy issue that caused caching of files sent via DMs in Firefox

Twitter discloses a privacy issue in the way the Mozilla Firefox cached private files sent or received via DM for up to 7 days. Twitter admitted that the private files sent via Twitter DMs were cached inside the users’ Firefox browsers for up to seven days, even if users have logged off. The problem is related to the way the Mozilla Firefox web b
Publish At:2020-04-04 15:17 | Read:463 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Social Networks Firefox in

Hijacked Twitter accounts used to advertise face masks

byLisa VaasAs of Tuesday, hijacked Twitter accounts were spewing out hundreds of tweets hawking a dodgy looking face mask/toilet paper/digital forehead thermometer online store, according to Motherboard’s Vice.When Vice’s Joseph Cox searched for the masks site on Tuesday, he found what he called a “heavy stream” of other accounts that
Publish At:2020-03-26 07:51 | Read:554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Social networks Twitter bots coronavirus counterfe

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:1107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

538 Million Weibo users’ records being sold on Dark Web

Hackers are offering for sale on the dark web data belonging to 538 million Weibo users, including 172 million phone numbers. Data of 538 million Weibo users are available for sale on the dark web the news was reported by several Chinese media and users on social networks. 107 million records include personal data and basic account information such a
Publish At:2020-03-23 10:58 | Read:592 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Social Networks Dar

Australia’s privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Aussie privacy watchdog sues Facebook over alleged “systematic failures” exposing Australians to Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. Australia’s privacy watchdog, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, sues Facebook for alleged “systematic failures” exposing more than 300,000 Australians to the Cambridge Ana
Publish At:2020-03-09 11:28 | Read:746 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Social Networks Cambridge Analytica

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