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A joint investigation by the Canadian and Australian governments looking at the hack of the adult dating site Ashley Madison found it lacked the safeguards needed to protect the personal information of its customers.
In the name of a slain gorilla, hacktivists appear to have targeted the twitter account Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard.
An independent IT security research facility has reviewed Android, and despite constant charges of insecurity, found the mobile platform to be far from wanting ?
A San Francisco Bay-area woman was arrested Thursday after doing a little too much to keep up with the Kardashians.
The social media giant listed these stats in a Thursday statement detailing the firm's most recent efforts to combat terrorism on its platform.
Scotland Yard is to setup a Twitter task force which will hunt offensive online comments, and bring those posting them to justice.
NETMYSOFT Chief Technical Officer Laxman Muthiyah spotted a vulnerability on Facebook's Rights Manager platform which allows Freebooting.
Facebook users are being lured into giving up their credentials in response to alarming messages about terror incidents and celebrity deaths.
Researcher finds that WhatsApp leaves traces of all chats in the database of iOS devices, leaving the user vulnerable should the phone be forensically examined.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media are notiying users that the Disney Playdom forums website was breached.
A robust underground marketplace for the sale of stolen products from compromised accounts as well as shady online services has been detected in Russia.
To enhance the use of its web portal, gov.uk, the U.K. government is testing the use of its subscribers' social media logins as an authentication method.
The Supreme Court in Brazil nixed a ban on WhatsApp imposed by a lower court judge earlier today.
Twitter said Tuesday it had created an online application process so that Twitter accounts could receive verified status.
Edward Majerczyk from Chicago, USA, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in relation to the Celebgate investigation triggered in 2014 by the leaking of nude photos of celebrities.
Brazil really seems to have it in for WhatsApp and its parent Facebook.
A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.
A hacker yesterday accessed the Twitter account of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and posted several fake tweets, including one that announced a leadership change.
DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.
Viber, a popular social media app, is being targeted by malware capable of stealing photos and videos.
A British teenager has admitted to instigating cyberattacks on SeaWorld in Florida, but has denied launching bomb threats to airlines in the U.S. via Twitter.
Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.
Raj Samani, CTO EMEA of Intel Security, has warned of the risks of employees networking online. As social networking sites contain a wealth of information on an organisation, they can be a treasure trove for criminals wanting to carry out email-based attacks.
New research on LinkedIn and social media habits shows that many users are guilty of indiscriminately connecting with online strangers, potentially opening them up to spear phishing schemes and business email compromise scams.
At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.
Already linked to the LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and VK.com breaches, Russian hacker Tessa88 earlier this week claimed access to 379 million Twitter accounts, reportedly offering to sell the leaked database for 10 bitcoins.
Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.
The NFL's Twitter account was hacked today with a tweet being posted stating that league commissioner Roger Goodell was dead.
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