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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.

Study: Malicious social media attacks on the upswing

Study: Malicious social media attacks on the upswing

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Social media represents the next frontier of threats; 2015 will be the year for social media managers and IT security professionals to unite, one study says.

Unofficial Starbucks Instagram account aims to scam followers

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A phony Starbucks Instagram account is potentially being leveraged by miscreants to steal personal information.

Facebook offers privacy tips, updates

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Facebook unveiled its "Privacy Basics," guidelines that help users control and protect their information.

Facebook creates onion address for Tor users

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The social media site launched its Tor-friendly version to accommodate users who might want to keep their identities anonymous.

Global social media and the shared privileged account

Global social media and the shared privileged account

As quickly as social media can build a global brand, it can tear one down at the hands of malicious insiders or hackers.

New standard protects Facebook accounts from email ownership changes

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Facebook accounts are now being protected by a new email standard known as Require-Recipient-Valid-Since.

Proofpoint acquires Nexgate for $35 million

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The recent acquisition will allow Proofpoint customers to further secure their social media accounts.

Emma Watson Facebook scam infects users with malware

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A new Facebook scam leverages the popularity of the British actress to infect users with a trojan that steals data and signs up victims to a premium SMS scam.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

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The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Facebook fights back against spammers

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The social media company in a blog post detailed its efforts to stop spammers and 'fake likes' businesses.

Bug in iOS Instagram app fixed, impacts Facebook accounts

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The vulnerability comes into play when Instagram users search for Facebook friends to "follow."

Russian Prime Minister's Twitter account hacked

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The Twitter account of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday to state, among other things, that he was resigning.

Mobile devices are the new endpoints...and both need protecting

Mobile devices are the new endpoints...and both need protecting

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The use of social media spreads throughout the internet and cares little if the participants are Joe and Jane or the Massive Big Company. They're all swimming in the same pond and they all are susceptible to breaches that involve social media use. And how do most people use social media? Mobile devices.

On Facebook, fake video of disrobing woman leads to malware

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Shortened URLs on Facebook, leading to a risqué webcam video, are actually being used to spread malware.

Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

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Lecpetex attackers may have infected up to 250,000 computers, Facebook revealed.

Banks, payment services and social networks most targeted by phishing kits

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Researchers with PhishLabs analyzed nearly 9,000 phishing kits and learned that financial groups and social networks are most targeted.

Clandestine Fox attack op uses social engineering to woo new victims

Clandestine Fox attack op uses social engineering to woo new victims

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The operation previously targeted victims by exploiting bugs in popular software, FireEye said.

Facebook teams with security firms to integrate malware removal feature

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The social networking giant worked with Trend Micro and F-Secure to make the free software available to users.

Researchers detect SSL MitM attacks, method implemented by Facebook

Researchers detect SSL MitM attacks, method implemented by Facebook

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Facebook implemented a mechanism for detecting SSL man-in-the-middle attacks that a student, his academic advisor and two Facebook security experts helped develop.

Twitter implements system that identifies suspicious login behavior

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Twitter implemented a system that identifies suspicious login behavior, as well as simplified the password reset process.

'Covert Redirect' vulnerability impacts OAuth 2.0, OpenID

'Covert Redirect' vulnerability impacts OAuth 2.0, OpenID

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The Covert Redirect vulnerability could be used to, at the very least, steal credentials from users of big name websites, such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.

Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

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A post claims that Facebook users can gain extra privileges by inserting code into their browser console window, but all it does is follow and "like" posts by the scammer.

Researcher reveals how Facebook Notes can be used to DDoS sites

Researcher reveals how Facebook Notes can be used to DDoS sites

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According to the programmer, Facebook responded to his findings, calling the attack scenario "interesting," but one it wouldn't fix.

Hacktivist claims Facebook is vulnerable to DNS attacks, Facebook says it's not

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Facebook debunked a reported claim by Mauritania Attacker, the alleged leader of hacktivist collective AnonGhost, that the social media website is vulnerable to DNS attacks.

WhatsApp bug allows for interception of shared locations

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Researchers identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could enable an attacker to intercept shared locations using a man-in-the-middle attack, or a rogue access point.

Facebook ups privacy measures, tests new user settings

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On Tuesday, the company unveiled the coming changes.

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