The long-running Blackgear cyber espionage campaign that has largely targeted Taiwanese, Japanese and South Korean targets recently commenced a new operation that abuses legitimate blog and social media sites to establish command-and-control infrastructure.
DCLeaks was used to distribute documents pilfered during the hacks and Guccifer 2.0 posed as a Romanian hacker inspired by notorious hacker Guccifer.
The social media giant seemed resigned to taking its medicine, admitting that it should have more thoroughly investigated claims about Cambridge Analytica.
Twitter's efforts may have been responsible for a Monday stock plunge but experts said the company is striking a balance between cost and risk.
Facebook's privacy woes continue with the company having to reach out to 800,000 customers who had people that they had blocked become unblocked.
The company said it will be introducing new restrictions and changes regarding the Graph API Explorer App, Profile Expression Kit, Media Solutions APIs, Pages API, Marketing API, Lead Ads Retrieval and Live Video APIs.
After Facebook officially changed its policies in May 2015 to restrict the information that app developers could collect on users and their friends, the social media company granted a special extension to 61 developers, allowing them to continue the practice for several additional months.
Facebook's data privacy woes continue to grow as a security researcher uncovered the social media's popular "tests" not only told users which Disney princess they were, but also exposed the private data of about 120 million people who took the test.
The new feature will help protect users from remote attacks because unlike text message codes which can be intercepted, U2F uses a physical device such as a two-factor keyfob which requires a user to push a button to authorize a login.
Researchers surveyed 1,500 U.S. customers and found that despite recent social media user data controversy, the majority of consumers still trust their apps to use their data in honorably.
Apple's newest enhancements to its Safari browser will inhibit websites and apps -- including Facebook -- from using cookies and fingerprinting techniques to track users across the internet.
Buffalo Wild Wings apologized for a series of racist and vulgar tweets sent from its Twitter account which appears to have been hacked Friday night.
Facebook is defending its privacy practices again after a report that the social media giant entered into agreements over the last decade to share user data with at least 60 mobile device manufacturers, in an effort to make its services available to device owners via integrated APIs.
New York State along in conjunction with the federal government plan to hold drills during the weeks preceding the primary elections to help prevent any cyber intrusion into the electoral process.
Facebook has unveiled a new way for its users to set up two-factor authentication for their accounts eliminating the need to register a phone number.
Comic-book writer Stan Lee appears to have sent a beacon to assemble his fans and Mark Zuckerberg after discovering his Instagram and Facebook accounts were hacked.
U.S. prosecutors filed an indictment yesterday for two alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacktivists who are accused of compromising news media websites and social media accounts in order to spread propaganda supporting the regime of Sryian president Bashar al-Assad.
With the 2018 midterms looming, securing the nation's election systems takes on a certain urgency.
A vulnerability in the social media company's password storage system left passwords unmasked, the company said.
Claiming no wrongdoing in the scandal over obtaining the data of unwitting Facebook users, the data analytics firm that took some credit for Donald Trump's White House win, shuts down with bankruptcy looming.
Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed the scheme was on Capitol Hill Tuesday encouraging lawmakers to probe whether the data analytics firm's actions were in violation of U.S. law.
The use of internet obfuscation services by the elite, or North Korea's "0.1 percent," increased 1,200 percent since a July 2017 analysis, with significant upticks in the use of VPNs, TOR, VPS and TLS.
The bill, penned by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., and Sen. Amy Kobluchar, D-Minn., would compel social media firms to provide users with a copy of the data that has been collected on them and who had accessed.
Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky penned a letter to Twitter Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey defending his compsny's transparency and business practices.
We already have the means to significantly curtail fake news campaigns emanating from Russia and elsewhere, but it is up security practitioners, and especially online content and advertising platforms, to meaningfully employ these measures, according to Dr. Daniel Rogers, CEO of Terbium Labs.
Facebook is widely seen to have dodged a GDPR bullet in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Social media data aggregation firm LocalBlox left an AWS bucket misconfigured revealing 48 million records gleaned from Facebook and other sites.