The Syrian Electronic Army stamped its avian emblem on the Twitter account belonging to the publication on Friday and also claimed to have tampered with the Person of the Year poll.
The issue would allow users to discover Facebook IDs - depending on the targets Facebook privacy settings - and leverage that credential into connecting with the person.
Twitter announced on Friday that it has introduced forward secrecy, a type of encryption property that makes decrypting communications close to impossible.
Facebook has taken legal action against one of its users who inundated the social network with dubious celebrity porn links that lead to marketing sites.
A Facebook URL redirection vulnerability discovered last week was patched just a day after a blog post detailing the bug went live.
An iOS and Android application that claims to provide free 'likes' and followers to users of Instagram is actually a clever scam.
Visitors to the news portion of Vice.com on Friday evening may have been surprised by a headline that read, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here."
Facebook and Microsoft collaborated to introduce a wide-reaching program that aims to address vulnerabilities affecting open source projects, and the internet.
Facebook is in the process of testing technology that will monitor what your cursor is hovering over on its site, as well as whether a user's newsfeed is visible on a mobile device.
As a result of the growing NSA revelations, the social micro-blogging site is upping its defenses by planning to encrypt its direct messaging Service.
On Monday, links posted on President Obama's Twitter and Facebook accounts may have redirected visitors to YouTube videos hosted by the band of pro-Assad hacktivists known as the Syrian Electronic Army.
McAfee's Fifty Plus Booms Online study revealed that people aged 50 to 75 years are using social media...and are more vulnerable than they believe.
Symantec has discovered a new type of phishing attack that preys on Facebook users who want to know who has been viewing their profiles.
Facebook has been awarded $3 million in damages following a five-year case against now defunct Power Ventures.
According to a study by social media security firm Nexgate, the first half of 2013 saw a 355 percent uptick in social spam.
According to a recently filed lawsuit, email accounts provided during the LinkedIn registration process were misused so the company could access users' contacts.
As the final episodes of TV series "Breaking Bad" air, spammers are taking advantage of the social media frenzy surrounding the popular show.
California Gov. Edmund "Jerry" Brown signed the legislation on Monday.
Once attackers compromised users' HootSuite dashboards, they were able to spread spam on Twitter leading users to spurious diet websites.
Facebook has released its first-ever transparency report, a document breaking down the number of worldwide government requests for data on users. Not surprisingly, the U.S. is far and away the leader.
A phishing email, said to be particularly deceiving, is what allowed hackers to orchestrate a Tuesday DNS attack against major media websites. Now, experts are calling on domain owners to request registry locks from their providers.
A number of major media websites, including The New York Times, Twitter and Huffington Post U.K., were suffering problems Tuesday that stemmed from a DNS attack orchestrated by the Syrian Electronic Army on web host Melbourne IT.
While trying to download the application, users are bombarded with pop-ups asking them to fill out online surveys.
Even after a hacker posted Twitter account information for thousands of users, officials with Twitter have confirmed that no accounts have been impacted.
A new academic research report provides a glimpse into the thriving and organized market for these accounts.
Nearly every Facebook URL will be prefaced by 'HTTPS' now that the popular social network has transitioned to default secure browsing.
A Facebook vulnerability that revealed a number of primary email addresses was discovered and detailed by a bug bounty hunter.
Spammers also used pages on Tumblr to carry out a social networking scam.
After contacting Facebook and claiming he was allowed access to manage the page, a miscreant blocked previous administrators and littered the page with sexual and racist references.
A worm known for propagating through social media channels is back, according to security firm McAfee.