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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:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks disinformation information sec

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:1029 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Internet of

Ukraine shuts down disinformation bot farm

p>Given current world events, there’s an incredible amount of misinformation and disinformation around at the moment. Whether we’re talking 5G, the pandemic, vaccines, or invasions, there’s a lot out there. One of the biggest problems where bad information placed online is concerned is bot farms. A huge army of automated accounts sowing seeds of doubt and
Publish At:2022-03-31 05:35 | Read:1373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Bot bot farm disinformation farm farming l

Anti-war open-source software developer targets Russians and Belarussians with “protestware”

p>Russia is in the midst of its fourth week of attack against Ukraine. People worldwide have been increasingly and passionately showing support for Ukrainians since day one while condemning the atrocities of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian military, and Belarus, its allied country. While there is truly increased risk against lives and proper
Publish At:2022-03-24 21:03 | Read:2049 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world CaddyWiper colors CVE-2022-23812 disinformati

Russia’s disinformation uses deepfake video of Zelenskyy telling people to lay down arms

Russian disinformation continues, this time it used a deepfake video of Zelenskyy inviting Ukrainians to ‘lay down arms.’ A deepfake video of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy telling its citizens to lay down arms is the last example of disinformation conducted by Russia-linked threat actors. The fake video shows President Zelens
Publish At:2022-03-16 18:47 | Read:1856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence deepfake video disinformation Rus

Meta blocks Russia-Ukraine disinformation campaigns on Facebook, Instagram

Meta says it has detected and removed two disinformation campaigns regarding the current Russia-Ukraine war. These campaigns, it says, were run by groups in Russia and Ukraine to target Ukraine users. In the post, Nathaniel Gleicher, Meta’s head of security policy, and David Agranovich, Meta’s director of threat disruption said: “We t
Publish At:2022-03-02 08:51 | Read:1907 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking David Agranovich disinformation disinformation campa

Russia restricts Twitter in the country amid conflict with Ukraine

Global internet monitor working group NetBlocks reported that Twitter has been restricted in Russia amid conflict with Ukraine. Global internet monitor working organization NetBlocks shared its metrics confirming the restriction of Twitter in Russia from early morning amid conflict with Ukraine. Multiple local providers (Rostelecom, MTS, Beeline and MegaF
Publish At:2022-02-26 10:21 | Read:2417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security disinformation Hacking hacking news i

CISA offers guidance on dealing with information manipulation

Malicious actors use influence operations, like spreading false information, to shape public opinion, undermine trust, amplify division, and create dissension. In response, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released CISA Insights: Preparing for and Mitigating Foreign Influence Operations Targeting Critical Infrastructure, whic
Publish At:2022-02-21 16:42 | Read:876 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports cisa CISA insights disinformation malinformation MDM

SSU: Russia-linked actors are targeting Ukraine with ‘massive wave of hybrid warfare’

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said the country is the target of an ongoing “wave of hybrid warfare.” The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) today revealed the country is the target of an ongoing “wave of hybrid warfare” conducted by Russia-linked malicious actors. Threat actors aim at destabilizing the social contest in the
Publish At:2022-02-14 20:10 | Read:1970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare disinformation hacking news info

European Union formally blames Russia for the GhostWriter operation

European Union representatives formally accused Russia of attempting to target the elections and political systems of several EU states. European Union has formally accused Russia of meddling in the elections and political systems of several EU states. EU high representative said that Russia-linked threat actors were behind a recent operation tracked as
Publish At:2021-09-25 04:58 | Read:2797 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence disinformation

A week in security (Sept 6 – Sept 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery.ProtonMail hands user’s IP address and device info to police, showing the limits of private email.Patch now! Netgear fixes serious smart switch vulnerabilities.Tor vs VPN—What is the difference?Windows MSHTML zero-day actively exploited, mitigations required.Sextor
Publish At:2021-09-13 11:19 | Read:1509 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Azurescape cookie banner disinformation f

Germany protests to Russia over attacks ahead of the upcoming election

Germany has protested to Russia over attempts to steal data from lawmakers and use them to spread disinformation ahead of the upcoming election. Germany has formally protested to Russia over a series of cyber attacks aimed at stealing data from lawmakers that could be used to arrange disinformation campaigns before the upcoming German election. The spo
Publish At:2021-09-08 04:58 | Read:2941 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Cybersecurity cybersecurity news

Russia accused of hacking Dutch police during MH17 investigation

Journalists at the Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant” have reported that the country’s intelligence service, AIVD, discovered in 2017 that Russian hackers had broken into Dutch police systems. The De Volkskrant report is based on knowledge from anonymous sources. The reason behind this act of espionage is thought to be the ongoing MH17 investi
Publish At:2021-06-10 10:41 | Read:1382 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports aivd apt29 cozy bear bellingcat bonanza disinformati

The Malwarebytes 2021 State of Malware report: Lock and Code S02E04

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs. In addition, we tune in to a special presentation from Adam Kujawa about the 2021 State of Malware report, which analyzed the top cybercrime goals of 2020 amidst the global pandemic. If you just pay attention to the numbers from last year, you might get the wr
Publish At:2021-03-15 17:48 | Read:2388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast BTS Burn The Stage china hacking disinformation disi

Russia-linked APT groups exploited Lithuanian infrastructure to launch attacks

Russia-linked APT groups leveraged the Lithuanian nation’s technology infrastructure to launch cyber-attacks against targets worldwide. The annual national security threat assessment report released by Lithuania’s State Security Department states that Russia-linked APT groups conducted cyber-attacks against top Lithuanian officials and decision-makers las
Publish At:2021-03-07 12:24 | Read:2531 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence APT29 disinform


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