Social Media

Malware spams Facebook pages with porn in India

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Porn malware is spamming Facebook timelines and news feeds across India. Authorities say its part of the Kilim malware family.

SEA claims hack on Army website

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Attackers claiming to be with the SEA compromised the official website for the U.S. Army, posting

Uber simplified privacy policies, specifies data use

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Uber has updated its privacy policies to use less legal jargon, be more concise and easier to understand.

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

Study shows kids' willingness to meet people they interact with online, other security habits

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In the survey, 27 percent of kids aged 8 to 16 said they would meet, or have met, someone in person they first interacted with online.

20 N.J. students charged in 'sexting' investigation

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Twenty New Jersey high school and middle school students are facing invasion of privacy charges following a "sexting" scandal.

Chrome extension creates map of Facebook users' precise locations

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Aran Khanna, a Harvard College student, created a Google Chrome extension to highlight the location data Facebook's Messenger app collects about users.

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

'Linux Moose' turns Linux devices into proxy servers to build social media followings

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Researchers have discovered a new type of of malware, dubbed 'Linux Moose,' that targets Linux based devices and uses them to create fraudulent social media accounts.

Scammers use Facebook to distribute malware disguised as video player

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Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a scheme where criminals are using Facebook to distribute malware disguised as a Google Chrome video installer file.

Social Threat Intelligence (STI)

Social has changed many aspects of information security. Fascinatingly, enterprise has been slow to embrace community sourcing security intelligence.

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

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On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

Study: Average Fortune 100 firm suffers 69 social media compliance incidents

Study: Average Fortune 100 firm suffers 69 social media compliance incidents

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Nexgate, a division of Proofpoint, analyzed compliance related to more than 32,000 social media accounts belonging to Fortune 100 companies.

Two men arrested for Photobucket breach

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Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.

Shared responsibility: Securing the cloud

Organizations turn to cloud precisely because it allows both flexibility and scalability. But, many still view cloud - and cloud vendors - with trepidation, pointing to security issues, such as last year's iCloud breach, which revealed nude celebrity photos and consequently dominated the headlines in 2014.

Facebook responds to European user privacy report

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Following the release of a European report on Facebook's privacy practices, the company released a blog post retort on Wednesday.

Clinton hires Google exec as CTO

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Hillary Clinton has hired Google executive Stephanie Hannon to serve as (CTO) for Clinton's expected 2016 presidential campaign.

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

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Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings.

White House names former Facebook exec as first IT director

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The White House announced that former Facebook executive David Recordon will serve as the first ever director of White House information technology.

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

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Malwarebytes researchers observed Facebook users being infected with a worm when clicking on a link in a post promising pornographic content.

Threat of the month: Spear phishing

Threat of the month: Spear phishing

Social engineering will always be a looming threat for organizations, and spear phishing plays a significant part.

LinkedIn settles in class-action suit related to 2012 breach

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The business-oriented social network has agreed to compensate paid users of its service impacted by its previous data breach.

Facebook to intro ThreatExchange platform

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The API-based platform will give companies flexibility in sharing threat information.

Pro-ISIS group compromises Newsweek Twitter account

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The CyberCaliphate has claimed responsibility over the attack, in which they posted threatening messages aimed at President Obama's family.

Chipotle Twitter account hacked, racist messages posted

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During the short-lived hijack, the attackers were able to post the obscene messages and change the Mexican food chain's profile image and bio.

Judge grants 'preliminary' approval in LinkedIn class-action settlement

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If the deal is finalized, the social media giant would have to pay a number of its premium memberships subscribers up to $50.

More than 100K Facebook users infected by porn malware

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More than 100,000 Facebook users have been infected with a new trojan that drops when a victim attempts to watch a porn video.

On air: Social media safeguard

On air: Social media safeguard

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To avoid damage from staff using social media, a radio network made certain its cloud was defended. Greg Masters reports.

DOJ settles fake Facebook page case, awards plaintiff $134K

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A woman accused a federal agent of using her cellphone data to create a fake Facebook page.

Phishing scam uses LinkedIn 'security update' to steal credentials

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Symantec warns of a phishing campaign that fools victims with fake emails from LinkedIn Support.

Pro-ISIS attackers compromise U.S. Central Command Twitter and YouTube accounts

Pro-ISIS attackers compromise U.S. Central Command Twitter and YouTube accounts

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The hackers appear to be supporters of the Islamic State, and reportedly began tweeting out from the @CENTCOM Twitter account around 12:30 p.m.

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, targets terrorist Twitter accounts

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The hacktivist collective's new campaign is in response to the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and aims to target and report terrorist Twitter accounts.

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