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A week in security (June 14 – June 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: How to delete your Instagram account.Working from home? You’re probably being spied on.Another one bites the dust: Avaddon ransomware group shuts down operation.Patch now! Apple fixes in-the-wild iPhone vulnerabilities.Windows 10 to retire in four years (or 52 Patch Tuesdays, in sysadmin years).Twitter takes aim at the chao
Publish At:2021-06-21 09:10 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news adt Alibaba amazon audi avaddon biden chro

A week in security (May 24 -30)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs we discussed VPN Android apps, how even the FBI has to deal with insider threats, Chrome’s Incognito mode, new rules for critical infrastructure spurred by the Colonial Pipeline attack, how to delete your Twitter account, what encryption is, how healthcare service faces test of willpower with ransomware authors, how certi
Publish At:2021-05-31 08:47 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security conti fbi healthcare incognito mode solar

How to delete your Twitter account: the deactivation process

You may decide to delete your Twitter account, because social media isn’t for everyone. Perhaps you set up an account to see what the big deal is. Maybe you wanted to hang out with friends but you’re all moving to a new platform. It’s possible the service just isn’t very good and filled with trolls or bad content. Some folks also discover that they’ve posted
Publish At:2021-05-26 10:03 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:101 How-tos account archived deactivate delete Deletion reac

Keep the Change: 3 Tips for Using the Twitter Tip Jar

When we think of tipping, many don’t see it as anything beyond a display of gratitude. However, Twitter’s latest feature is prompting its users to rethink this sentiment. It hasn’t been long since Twitter released their new Tip Jar feature, which allows users on the platform to send tips to designated accounts. However, online users and security experts are
Publish At:2021-05-21 13:01 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Cyber Awareness twitter Twitter tip jar Twitter tip

Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrain
Publish At:2021-05-17 10:54 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Security Tools Allison Nixon Colonial Pipeline ra

Bitcoin scammers phish for wallet recovery codes on Twitter

We’re no strangers to the Twitter customer support DM slide scam. This is where someone watches an organisation perform customer support on Twitter, and injects themselves into the conversation at opportune moments hoping potential victims don’t notice. This is aided by imitation accounts modelled to look like the genuine organisation’s account.
Publish At:2021-04-28 16:59 | Read:428 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering bitcoin cryptocoin NFT phish phishing rec

A week in security (March 15 – 21)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our podcast featured Adam Kujawa, who talked us through our 2021 State of Malware report. We cover our own research on: Royal mail parcel scamHow your iPhone can tell you if you’re being stalkedCareers in cybersecurityProxyLogon PoC whack-a-moleTeen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guiltyFBI warns of increase in PYSA rans
Publish At:2021-03-22 09:42 | Read:567 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security fake malware phishing

Bitcoin scammer who hacked celeb Twitter accounts gets 3 years

byPaul DucklinRemember when a whole bunch of celebs and top brands apparently went crazy tweeting about Bitcoin?It happened in July 2020, when many prominent blue-badged Twitter accounts suddenly starting sending out scammy cryptocoin messages.Fake tweets were blasted out from compromised accounts belonging to an eclectic range of high-profile people and com
Publish At:2021-03-17 14:55 | Read:604 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Twitter BTC cryptocurrency hack

Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

The so-called “mastermind” behind the 2020 Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of several celebrities and public figures—including President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk—pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday in a Florida court. As part of an agreed-upon plea deal with prosecutors, Graham Clark will serve three years in juvenile pr
Publish At:2021-03-17 08:48 | Read:621 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering Barack Obama bill gates Bit-co

Twitter removes 100 accounts linked to Russia disseminating disinformation

Twitter removed dozens of accounts allegedly used by Russia-linked threat actors to disseminate disinformation and target western countries. Twitter has removed dozens of accounts used by Russia-linked threat actors that were used to disseminate disinformation and to target the European Union, the United States, and the NATO alliance. Experts believe t
Publish At:2021-02-23 18:20 | Read:573 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Digital ID Social Networks disin

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames. At the
Publish At:2021-02-04 15:50 | Read:728 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 @H4CK @Tru

Would real identities make social media safer?

“Use real identities to reduce abuse online” is a talking point you’ve almost certainly seen down the years. It also seems to come around like clockwork every other month, and is currently a hot topic in the UK after prominent journalists / media personalities raised the issue. It’s an interesting idea, but the devil is in the details. “Verified ide
Publish At:2021-02-03 18:24 | Read:556 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy anonymity Data privacy registration social media twi

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:643 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Social Media Facebook trump Twitter

Data collection cheat sheet: how Parler, Twitter, Facebook, MeWe’s data policies compare

CyberNews researchers analyzed data from multiple social platforms like Parler, Twitter, Facebook, MeWe’s to compare data policies. Original Post at https://cybernews.com/privacy/how-parler-twitter-facebook-mewe-data-policies-compare/ Alternative social media platforms, also known as “alt” or alt-tech, were catapulted into the spotlight near the end of
Publish At:2021-01-13 05:12 | Read:661 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Social Networks data policies Parler

Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Donald Trump

Twitter has permanently suspended the account of President Donald Trump on Friday, due to the risk of further incitement of violence. Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account fearing his tweets may trigger a new wave of violence. In response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the President’s account was initially suspend
Publish At:2021-01-09 07:36 | Read:1159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Hacking hacking news informati