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.
The complaint accuses the social media firm of violating its own policies and privacy law and unjustly profiting from data harvested and shared.
Singapore courts reportedly sentenced Singaporean student Devesh Logendran to 24 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to hacking an official NFL Twitter account and tweeting that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.
The U.S. successfully extradited accused Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin from the Czech Republic last week, winning a political tug-of-war with Moscow, which sought to return him to his home country.
The memo penned by Andrew "Boz" Bosworth surfaced as the social media company is trying to restore user trust after Cambridge Analytica harvested data from the Facebook accounts of 50 million Americans without their consent.
The social media company said changes and updates would make privacy and security policies easier to find and apply.
An app developer discovered the vulnerabilities when creating a website that lets users find out who blocked them on the dating app,
Self-policing could help offset Facebook's woes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and start a trend in bug bounties going forward.
The suit claims that Facebook "encouraged" the kind of data collection that has landed the social media giant and Cambridge Analytica, the analytics firm that gleaned the personal data from 50 million unwitting Facebook users.
Amid the recent Facebook scandal, a recent study found 31 percent of tech workers said they will delete their accounts on the popular social media platform.
Facebook said auditor Stroz Friedberg was on-site at the Cambridge Analytica offices in London for an audit but was asked to stand down by the U.K. Information Commissioner's office, which is conducting its own probe.
Cybercriminals are using social media and social engineering to dupe victims into downloading Advance Persistent Threat spyware disguised as the Kik messenger app.
A researcher who in 2016 uncovered roughly 500 bots programmed to automatically create Twitter posts advertising pornography has found that about 20 percent of them were still active two years later.
Cybercrimals attempting to take advantage of Twitter users curiosity over who visits their page are using a new form of bait that advertises the ability to track such visits.
Citizens were in a panic for nearly 20 minutes until the state's social media accounts were updated with a false alarm alert.