Twitter accidentally sent out password reset emails to thousands of users due to a system error.
Twitter returned a coveted username - @N - to Naoki Hiroshima on Tuesday, roughly one month after an attacker stole it through extortion.
In a move to bolster privacy, LinkedIn has added a feature that allows users to block other users on the networking platform.
Following the new rules regarding transparency reports by Department of Justice, the social media giant believes further information should be shared, and may seek legal options to protect its First Amendment rights.
Foursquare - a social networking company that relies on users checking in on mobile devices from locations around the world - announced a partnership with Microsoft on Tuesday.
GoDaddy admitted that an employee was social engineered into giving up information that resulted in Naoki Hiroshima being extorted for his rare Twitter username.
Naoki Hiroshima recently relinquished to an attacker a prized possession that he owned since 2007: a very rare Twitter username so coveted that not only have people tried to steal it, but one person offered $50,000 for it.
The Syrian Electronic Army has taken claim on Twitter for compromising a variety of social media websites belonging to CNN and using the accounts to post messages blasting the popular news network's reporting.
A Brazilian computer engineer was recently awarded a reported $33,500 for discovering a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Facebook.
Snapchat said Monday that increasing spam is the result of a growing service, and not the recent data breach that affected 4.6 million users.
Snapchat has updated its app for Android and iOS devices to include some new security features.
LinkedIn filed a complaint on Monday to discover who is responsible for scraping data from real accounts to create thousands of phony accounts.
Having denied that customer PINs were impacted in the breach, officials with Target have now confirmed that phishing communications have begun making the rounds.
Researchers with Australian-based Gibson Security released a study that includes their documentation of Snapchat's API and its several vulnerabilities.
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.