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Cybercrime, Email Security, Featured, Phishing, Security News

Phishing scams use redirects to steal Office 365, Facebook credentials

Researchers have recently warned of two massive phishing operations, collectively targeting hundreds of thousands of users – one seeking credentials for business services such as Office 365 and the other abusing Facebook Messenger to go after roughly 450,000 of the social media giant's account holders.
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Facebook starts ‘Hacker Plus’ loyalty program for bug bounties

Facebook today launched Hacker Plus – a loyalty program that aims to offer incentives to security researchers with additional rewards and benefits. In a post by Dan Gurfinkel, a security engineering manager at Facebook, the company said security researchers will be eligible for additional bonuses on bounty awards, access to more soon-to-be-released products and features…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Security News

Details on 267M Facebook users sold for cheap on dark web

A cybercriminal actor on the dark web has made available a dataset of Facebook accounts belonging to 267 million users, recently selling the collective lot to researchers for 500 Euros. User data includes one’s email address, first and last names, phone number, Facebook ID, last connection, status and age, according to a blog post report…
Coronavirus, Security News

Bug leads Facebook to mark COVID-19 posts as spam

With concerns over coronavirus on the rise and in a political climate that can generously be described as “charged,” when Facebook began marking and removing posts linking to COVID-19-related articles as spam, many users on the social media platform began eyeing their friends lists with suspicion and even floating conspiracy theories. But the culprit it…
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Government, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Australia’s privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is facing a privacy lawsuit from Australia’s information commissioner over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. More than 300,000 Australians were affected by the when Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm used by both the Trump and Brexit Leave campaigns, violated Facebook policies by collecting the personal data from accounts of 87 million Americans and millions…
Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Facebook’s European dating service held up over data protection, privacy concerns

After Facebook was stopped from launching a dating service in Europe on Feb. 13, infosec experts are left wondering if the social media network had learned anything from the Cambridge Analytica debacle in 2018 or the platform’s other data privacy transgressions. The EU found Facebook committed data protection violations within the forthcoming service, such as…
Legal, Legal, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Lawyers: Facebook is prepared to pay $550M to settle facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to set aside $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by users who allege the social media company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), attorneys for the plaintiffs announced on Wednesday. San Francisco Federal District Court Judge James Donato must still approve the settlement, which the lawyers claim is…
Data Breach, Security News, Sponsor Content

Hackers ran ad scams after hijacking account at Facebook data partner LiveRamp

Hackers took over the account of an employee at LiveRamp – one of Facebook’s significant data partners and a marketer extraordinaire that helps advertisers target ads – to access its Business Manager account and launch a campaign to run scam ads, tapping other user accounts to pay for them and deceiving customers. “The instance to…
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