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Unofficial Telegram app secretly loads malicious sites

An unofficial Telegram app is secretly loading malicious sites onto the devices of unsuspecting users and running other malicious services in the background without the users’ consent. Symantec researchers discovered the malicious app, named MobonoGram 2019 (detected as Android.Fakeyouwon) and advertised as an unofficial version of the Telegram messaging application with more features than the…

Fake Facebook political pages tricked Libyans into downloading RATs

A mysterious hacker has for years been tricking Libyan citizens into infecting themselves with mobile and desktop malware by luring them to weaponized Facebook pages that impersonate key local figures and purport to deliver news of interest to the civil war-torn nation’s people. Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies have traced the campaign – dubbed…

Instagram testing simpler method to retrieve hacked accounts

Instagram is in the process of making it easier for its users to recover hacked accounts. The Facebook-owned social media site today began testing an in-app method, essentially a two-factor authentication tool, that will be triggered either when Instagram notes the user is having trouble logging in or by the user clicking “need more help”…

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Twitter takes down thousands of state-affiliated malicious accounts

Twitter shutdown nearly 5,000 accounts tied to the Iranian government and is archiving the tweets from the accounts in a public database. The social media platform also took down four Russian accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) troll farm, 130 Spanish accounts linked to the Catalan independence movement and 33 Venezuelan accounts also…

Facebook removes fraudulent Iranian accounts

Facebook has removed dozens of accounts, pages and groups that had thousands of followers that were created by Iranians in the hope of swaying public opinion during the 2018 election cycle. The social media giant said on May 28 it had removed 51 accounts, 36 pages and seven groups from Facebook, along with three Instagram…

Prolonged Flipboard breach incident could make some users flip their lids

An unauthorized party accessed databases belonging to news and social network aggregation service Flipboard and possibly stole copies of certain users’ information. The illegal activity took place over a nearly 10-month span from June 2, 2018 through March 23, 2019, then paused before resuming on April 21 and 22 of this year, according to an…

Facebook took action against 2.19B fake accounts in first three months of 2019

The newly released third edition of Facebook’s Community Standards Enforcement report found that five percent of monthly active accounts registered on the social media website between October 2017 and March 2019 were fake. This represents a one-to-two percentage point increase in fake account “prevalence” since the second edition of the transparency report was published last…

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally’ harvested 1.5M users’ email contacts via verification feature

Facebook has once again stoked controversy after the social media giant reportedly owned up to “unintentionally” collecting the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their consent. Business Insider revealed the company’s latest data mismanagement gaffe in an April 17 news report, after its staff members created a fake account and entered an email password…

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74 Facebook groups for cybercriminals found

There are Facebooks groups for moms, people who like trains, or old photographs of Chicago so it should come as no surprise that cybercriminals also use the social media network to discuss what they like. Cisco Talos found 74 Facebook groups with more than 385,000 members with dedicated to acts ranging from shady to illegal.…

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