Good news, starting today, Facebook will notify you if they believe state-sponsored hackers are trying to compromise your account. Facebook announced a new initiative to protect its users from prying eyes, the popular social network will inform them on any suspected compromise from state-sponsored hackers. “Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account […]

Facebook is testing a Self-Destructing Messages for its Messenger, at the moment the feature is available for some users in France. This is the silent war of the social media, now Facebook is planning to offer its users a Snapchat-like feature in its Messenger app, the company is implementing the Self-Destructing Messages. The new feature will allow Facebook […]

Twittor is a tool open source that was designed by the London-based researchers Paul Amar to control botnets via Direct Messages. Twittor is a tool open source that was designed by the London-based researchers Paul Amar to control botnets via Direct Messages. The expert has developed the Twittor tool to make life easier for botnet masters, allowing them to control their […]

According to the Symantec firm, a growing number of threat actors in the wild are targeting professionals on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn is a privileged platform for intelligence gathering, a growing number of hackers are targeting professionals to collect information about their activities and networks. I daily refuse dozens connection from fake LinkedIn […]

According to the Symantec firm, a growing number of threat actors in the wild are targeting professionals on LinkedIn with fake LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn is a privileged platform for intelligence gathering, a growing number of hackers are targeting professionals to collect information about their activities and networks. I daily refuse dozens connection from fake LinkedIn […]

Security firm Zscaler discovered a malicious campaign based on a new strain of the Spy Banker banking malware. Security experts at Zscaler discovered a malware-based campaign relying on a new strain of Spy Banker banking malware. Spy Banker is an old threat, it was first detected in 2009, the new variant spreads over social media, […]

Security firm Zscaler discovered a malicious campaign based on a new strain of the Spy Banker banking malware. Security experts at Zscaler discovered a malware-based campaign relying on a new strain of Spy Banker banking malware. Spy Banker is an old threat, it was first detected in 2009, the new variant spreads over social media, […]

Twitter has notified some of its users that they may have been targeted in an attack by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter is warning users of state-sponsored cyber attacks, a small number of users, including a few connected to security and privacy advocacy, have been notified that their accounts were targeted by nation-state hackers. The Twitter users received the notifications […]

The researcher who hacked Instagram claims he was threatened by Facebook after he responsibly reported a series of security issues. Every platform is potentially hackable, even the armored Facebook and Instagram and the independent security researcher Wesley Weinberg has demonstrated it. Of course, if the hackers ethically report the flaw to the company usually nothing happen, but the […]

Step by step the HTML5 language is replacing the flawed Flash that hackers have exploited in an impressive number of cyber attacks in the wild. It may help the fact that Facebook is leaving Flash behind and it is adopting HTML5 (YouTube has done in the a recent past). “We recently switched to HTML5 from […]

Facebook users are receiving malicious email delivering malware masquerading as audio message, a similar campaign also targeted WhatsApp users. Social media and instant messaging application are a privileged vector for cyber threats, in many cases bad actors exploited them to spread malicious links and infect a large number of users. Now a new campaign is targeting […]

A security researcher has discovered a serious XSS flaw that could have allowed attackers to take over users’ Facebook accounts. The security expert Jack Whitton reported a critical XSS vulnerability to Facebook that could be exploited by hackers to take over users’ Facebook accounts. The researchers reported the flaw to Facebook in July 2015, and […]

The experts at BleepingComputer reported a new strain of CTB-Locker for Websites, a new ransomware that mainly targets WordPress sites. Ransomware continues to threaten users worldwide, today we discussed German Hospitals paralyzed by the malware.  TeslaCrypt, Cryptowall and Locky are the names of the most popular ransomware that already infected millions machines worldwide. The experts at BleepingComputer reported a new […]

A security researcher has discovered a Facebook password reset vulnerability that allowed him to brute force into any FB account. The security researcher Anand Prakash has discovered a password reset vulnerability affecting Facebook. The critical vulnerability could be exploited by attackers to hack into any FB account launching a brute force attack. “This post is about a simple vulnerability […]

The US intelligence is massively expanding in Social Media surveillance pushing new technologies, including artificial intelligence for data mining In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, has been pursuing various new technologies, including artificial intelligence for data mining, computer algorithms that can detect insider threats and robots which are able to seize delicate objects. This is […]

Facebook hacked!  The security expert Orange Tsai discovered the presence of a malicious webshell on one of the company servers. The security expert Orange Tsai from the DevCore firm has found a malicious web shell on Facebook Server. The researcher was analyzing the Facebook’s infrastructure when noticed a domain called files.fb.com. Intrigued, the expert has tried to access […]

Facebook announced that the number of its users accessing through the Tor network has passed 1 million. The number is calculated over a period of 30 days. Facebook has announced Friday that it has passed 1 million Tor users. As announced in a blog post, the number is calculated over a period of 30 days. “Over […]

Crooks are abusing the Facebook app platform to carry out some very insidious phishing attacks against the users of the popular social network. Security researchers at Netcraft spotted a new insidious phishing campaign that leveraged Facebook’s own trusted TLS certificate that is valid for all facebook.com subdomains. The phishing page is designed to look like a […]

Twitter has blocked the US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that allows the real-time analysis of the content posted online. According to The Wall Street Journal, that cited a senior US intelligence official, Twitter has blocked US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that analyzes the content posted online through the social media platform in […]

Twitter has blocked the US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that allows the real-time analysis of the content posted online. According to The Wall Street Journal, that cited a senior US intelligence official, Twitter has blocked US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that analyzes the content posted online through the social media platform in […]

Facebook might have violated federal privacy laws by scanning users’ private messages.Users launched a class action against the IT giant. Once again we are discussing privacy issues and IT giants, this time, the attention is on Facebook that has been sued for illegally scanning the private messages of its unaware users. In Northern California, users have launched […]

Iran orders foreign social media and instant messaging companies to use servers in the country to store all data related to the Iranian citizens. The Iranian Government spends a significant effort for the Internet monitoring and control, its activities often lead to a concrete censorship. Last year the Government of Teheran has blocked Telegram and many other social networking companies due to […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hacked, a group of young hackers known as OurMine Team took over its Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts. No one is secure when dealing with cyber security, event the popular Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His social media accounts Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn were hacked. On Sunday, A group of hackers using the […]

Security experts discovered a security vulnerability in the Facebook Messenger App that allows hackers to replace the content of the messages they send. Security experts from Check Point early this week reported a serious vulnerability in the Facebook Messanger App that could be exploited by attackers to replace the content of the messages they send […]

Hacking Facebook Accounts with just a phone number is possible, experts from Positive Technologies demonstrated it exploiting flaws in the SS7 protocol. Hacking Facebook accounts by knowing phone numbers it is possible, a group of researchers from Positive Technologies demonstrated it. “Researchers have proven just that by taking control of a Facebook account with only a phone number […]

Security experts from Kaspersky monitored a phishing campaign launched to spread a Facebook malware that infected more than 10.000 users in just two days. Security experts from Kaspersky monitored a phishing campaign that hit Israeli media since June 26th. Thousands of Facebook users reported that they had been infected by a malware spread through the […]

Facebook Messenger Starts Testing End-to-End Encryption with Secret Conversations, it is already available for a limited number of users. Facebook is planning to use end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app and has begun rolling out the feature. Facebook has called the new feature ‘Secret Conversations’ and will allow Messenger users to exchange messages that no […]

Twitter announced it has shut down 360,000 terrorist-related accounts since last year, Daesh traffic on its platform has plummeted by 45 percent in 2 years. Social media platforms are privileged instruments for the ISIS propaganda, members of the terror organization make a large use of social media like Twitter to share images and news about […]

WhatsApp has introduced significant changes to its Privacy Policy, such as the sharing of user data with Facebook. Is it possible to say no? How? If you are one of the WhatsApp users there is something that you need to know, the popular messaging app will begin sharing its users’ data with Facebook. Facebook, that […]

Hacking Facebook – An Indian researcher discovered a critical vulnerability in the Facebook business manager that could be exploited to hack any Page. The Indian security researcher Arun Sureshkumar reported a critical vulnerability in the Facebook business manager that could be exploited by attackers to hack any Facebook page. The Business Manager is the component […]

Good news, the social network giant Facebook finally announced the availability of the open source OSquery developer kit for Windows. Facebook announced to have completed the porting of its detection open-source tool OSquery to Windows. The tool allows users to monitor networks and to detect potential malicious activities, such as the presence of malicious codes. The cross-platform tool, that […]

Experts from Heimdal Security reported a recent LinkedIn phishing campaign aiming to collect confidential information from unsuspecting users. Phishing attacks continue to be a serious threat, crooks exploit paradigms such as social medial platforms and mobile in the attempt of stealing sensitive data.According to 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, 23% of email recipients open […]

Facebook users who logged on to their accounts discovered that their accounts turned to a “memorialized account,” due to their alleged death. Funny as it is disturbing, but the technology can also do this and this time it has happened to Facebook. This night the Tech giant declared everyone dead due to a glitch. The memorial […]

Researchers have discovered a new hacking campaign leveraging on Facebook Messenger to spread the Locky ransomware via SVG images. The Locky Ransomware is spread via a downloader, experts noticed that it is able to bypass Facebook defense measures by pretending to be a harmless  image file. The campaign was first spotted during the weekend by the malware […]

Researchers have discovered a new hacking campaign leveraging on Facebook Messenger to spread the Locky ransomware via SVG images. The Locky Ransomware is spread via a downloader, experts noticed that it is able to bypass Facebook defense measures by pretending to be a harmless  image file. The campaign was first spotted during the weekend by the malware […]

Lynda.com is notifying customers a data breach, according to the company an unauthorized third party accessed a database containing user information. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that was acquired last year by LinkedIn. The company started notifying its customers over the weekend, hackers accessed learning data, including attempted courses and contact data. At the time […]

Lynda.com is notifying customers a data breach, according to the company an unauthorized third party accessed a database containing user information. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that was acquired last year by LinkedIn. The company started notifying its customers over the weekend, hackers accessed learning data, including attempted courses and contact data. At the time […]

A Facebook hack could have been exploited to retrieve the private email address of any user with a serious impact on the privacy. A smart Facebook hack allowed to retrieve the private email address of any user. The issue was discovered by the hacker Tommy DeVoss who awarded with $5,000 under the Facebook Bug bounty program. […]

The bug hunter Andrew Leonov has described how to exploit an ImageMagick flaw to remotely execute code on a Facebook server. The hacker Andrew Leonov (@4lemon) has described how to exploit the so-called ImageMagick vulnerability to remotely execute code on a Facebook server. The ImageMagick flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-3714, affects the popular image manipulation software, ImageMagick. The flaw could […]

Facebook has fixed a serious security bug that could have been exploited by hackers to delete any video shared by anyone on their wall. A new bug was discovered in the Facebook platform by the security researcher Dan Melamed, the flaw could be exploited to delete any video shared by anyone on their wall. Dan […]

Amnesty International has recently uncovered a spear phishing campaign dubbed Operation Kingphish that targeted groups in Qatar and Nepal. Human rights organizations and journalists continue to be a privileged target of phishing campaigns that attempt to steal the Google credentials of the victims. The malicious messages try to lure victims into viewing documents online. Amnesty […]

Amnesty International has recently uncovered a spear phishing campaign dubbed Operation Kingphish that targeted groups in Qatar and Nepal. Human rights organizations and journalists continue to be a privileged target of phishing campaigns that attempt to steal the Google credentials of the victims. The malicious messages try to lure victims into viewing documents online. Amnesty […]

Amnesty International has recently uncovered a spear phishing campaign dubbed Operation Kingphish that targeted groups in Qatar and Nepal. Human rights organizations and journalists continue to be a privileged target of phishing campaigns that attempt to steal the Google credentials of the victims. The malicious messages try to lure victims into viewing documents online. Amnesty […]

Facebook company and Instagram will not allow developers scanning their social media profiles for surveillance activities. Facebook and it app Instagram have updated the terms and conditions to prevent developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance activities. A report recently published revealed the US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media […]

Facebook company and Instagram will not allow developers scanning their social media profiles for surveillance activities. Facebook and it app Instagram have updated the terms and conditions to prevent developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance activities. A report recently published revealed the US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media […]

Facebook disrupted an international spam campaign leveraging on bogus accounts used to create “likes” and bogus comments. The security team at Facebook has disrupted an international spam operation after a six months investigation. The company has neutralized a coordinated campaign that was leveraging on bogus accounts used to create inauthentic likes and comments. “Today we are taking another […]

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. Other privacy problems for the tech giant Facebook, the company has been fined for a series of privacy violations in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. According […]

Twitter published its Transparency Report related to H1 2017, the company suspended 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism. Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in the first six months of 2017, the company revealed that 75 percent of the infringing accounts were suspended before their first tweet confirming the huge efforts in fighting online […]

Researchers spotted a new Facebook scam that could deceive also tech-savvy people and trick them into giving the attacker access to their Facebook accounts. Don’t trust message apparently sent from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account. Researchers have spotted a new Facebook scam that could deceive also tech-savvy people and trick […]

Over the weekend, two German Twitter users successfully bypassed the existing character limit by exploiting a Twitter bug and sending a 30,396-character tweet. Two German Twitter users, Timrasett and HackneyYT, were able to bypass the 280-character limit by posting a 30,000-character Tweet. Unfortunately, the side effect was that the long tweet caused problems, with some users complaining of crashes. […]

Over the weekend, two German Twitter users successfully bypassed the existing character limit by exploiting a Twitter bug and sending a 30,396-character tweet. Two German Twitter users, Timrasett and HackneyYT, were able to bypass the 280-character limit by posting a 30,000-character Tweet. Unfortunately, the side effect was that the long tweet caused problems, with some users complaining of crashes. […]

The official Twitter account of popular cyber security expert John McAfee was hacked today, hackers used it to promote alternative cryptocurrencies. The official Twitter account of legendary security expert John McAfee was hacked today, attackers used it to send several tweets promoting alternative cryptocurrencies like Siacoin, NXT, XRP, PTOY, and BAT. At the time of writing, there aren’t further info related to the attack, John McAfee explained […]

A new Facebook security feature protects users from identity theft, the tech giant is taking note of every email it has “recently” sent to its users. Facebook has rolled out a new security feature to protect users from identity theft, the tech giant is taking note of every email it has “recently” sent to its users. […]

The INSCOM (U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command) is working on a software that could be used to monitor social media and influence the sentiment on specific topics. We have a long discussed the possible use of social media for both intelligence gathering and PSYOPs operations. In 2013 I wrote an interesting post about Social Media use in the […]

Facebook has fixed a couple of vulnerabilities that could have been exploited by attackers to hijack accounts by abusing integration with the Oculus virtual reality headset. In March 2014, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition of Oculus VR and included the handsets produced by the company to its bug bounty program. White hat hackers […]

Facebook has fixed a couple of vulnerabilities that could have been exploited by attackers to hijack accounts by abusing integration with the Oculus virtual reality headset. In March 2014, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition of Oculus VR and included the handsets produced by the company to its bug bounty program. White hat hackers […]

The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has accused thirteen Russian nationals of tampering with the 2016 presidential election and charged them with conspiring against the United States. Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted for a massive operation aimed to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has accused the defendants of tampering with the […]

The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has accused thirteen Russian nationals of tampering with the 2016 presidential election and charged them with conspiring against the United States. Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted for a massive operation aimed to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The special prosecutor Robert Mueller has accused the defendants of tampering with the […]

The security researcher Mohamed Baset discovered a vulnerability in Facebook that exposed email and other details of a page administrator. Facebook has recently addressed an information disclosure vulnerability discovered by the security researcher Mohamed Baset that exposed page administrator. According to Baset, the flaw is a “logical error” that he discovered after receiving an invitation […]

The UE issued new recommendations to tackle illegal content online, it asked internet companies to promptly remove terror content from their platforms within an hour from notification. On Thursday, the UE issued new recommendations to internet companies to promptly remove “harmful content,” including terror content, from their platforms. “As a follow-up, the Commission is today recommending a set […]

Facebook has implemented HSTS preloading that instructs a browser to always use SSL/TLS to communicate with eligible websites. Facebook has upgraded its link security infrastructure to include HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preloading that instructs a browser to always use SSL/TLS to communicate with eligible websites. Facebook and Instagram links will automatically update from HTTP […]

The commercial data analytics company Cambridge Analytica allegedly used data harvested by Facebook to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election. A team of academics had collected a huge amount of user data and shared the information with Cambridge Analytica which is a commercial data analytics company that allegedly used it to target US […]

The commercial data analytics company Cambridge Analytica allegedly used data harvested by Facebook to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election. A team of academics had collected a huge amount of user data and shared the information with Cambridge Analytica which is a commercial data analytics company that allegedly used it to target US […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday commented the Cambridge Analytica case, he admitted the company made mistakes. Finally, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday commented the Cambridge Analytica case, he admitted that his company has failed in protecting its users, but he pointed out that the company has already adopted necessary measures to prevent future […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday commented the Cambridge Analytica case, he admitted the company made mistakes. Finally, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday commented the Cambridge Analytica case, he admitted that his company has failed in protecting its users, but he pointed out that the company has already adopted necessary measures to prevent future […]

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook made the headlines again, the company collected users’ Android call and SMS metadata for years. The Cambridge Analytica case it raised the discussion about the power of social networks and the possibility of their abuse for the conditioning of political activities. The non-professionals have discovered how important their digital experience […]

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook made the headlines again, the company collected users’ Android call and SMS metadata for years. The Cambridge Analytica case it raised the discussion about the power of social networks and the possibility of their abuse for the conditioning of political activities. The non-professionals have discovered how important their digital experience […]

After Cambridge Analytica case, Facebook announced security improvements to prevent future interference with elections. Facebook is under the fire after the revelation of the Cambridge Analytica case and its role in the alleged interference to the 2016 US presidential election. While the analysts are questioning about the interference with other events, including the Brexit vote, Facebook is now looking […]

Facebook revealed on Wednesday that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought. The social network giant recently unveiled clearer terms of service to ensure transparency to its users about data sharing. Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer provided further details on the case, including new estimations […]

Third-party scrapers have exploited an issue in the Facebook ’s search function that allows anyone to look up users via their email address or phone numbers. Facebook revealed on Wednesday that 87 million users have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica case, much more than 50 million users initially thought. Facebook is the middle of a storm, Mark […]

After the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted that the company cannot rule out other cases of misuse. In the wake of recent revelations about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg doesn’t exclude other data misuse. Sandberg gave two interviews last weeks to National Public Radio and NBC’s “Today […]

Facebook explained how it is tracking Non-Users across the Internet and for which purposes it is using their metadata. Facebook is still in the middle of a storm for its conduct and the way it approached the privacy of its users after the Cambridge Analytica case. Now Facebook is under scrutiny after Zuckerberg testified in front […]

The researcher Jack Cable (18) has discovered a vulnerability in LinkedIn, the AutoFill functionality, that allowed user data harvesting. While experts and people are discussing the Cambridge Analytica case another disconcerting case made the headlines, the private intelligence agency LocalBlox has left unsecured online an AWS bucket containing 48 million records that were also harvested from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. […]

The researcher Jack Cable (18) has discovered a vulnerability in LinkedIn, the AutoFill functionality, that allowed user data harvesting. While experts and people are discussing the Cambridge Analytica case another disconcerting case made the headlines, the private intelligence agency LocalBlox has left unsecured online an AWS bucket containing 48 million records that were also harvested from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. […]

Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising its solutions on the platform citing DHS ban for its alleged ties with the Russian intelligence. Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform citing DHS ban for its alleged ties with Russian intelligence agencies. “At the end of January of this year, Twitter unexpectedly informed us about […]

During checkout from faasos, I observed that there are several requests going to Facebook, which carries your Faasos details without user’s consent. I reported the issue to Facebook that closed my report saying: “Unfortunately what you have described is not currently covered by this program, We will follow up with you regarding any questions we may […]

Jan Koum, one of the WhatsApp founders, reportedly plans to leave the company in the wake of increasing concerns about Facebook’s approach to users’ privacy. Jan Koum, the co-founder of WhatsApp, reportedly plans to leave the company in the wake of increasing concerns about Facebook’s privacy policy. “It is time for me to move on . […]

Social networks could be a privileged attack vector to rapidly spread a malware to a huge audience, FacexWorm targets cryptocurrency users by spreading through Facebook Messenger. Social networks could be a privileged attack vector to rapidly spread a malware to a huge audience. In the last hours, a new threat is spreading through leveraging an apparently […]

Cambridge Analytica, the commercial data analytics company at the centre of the Facebook privacy scandal, is ceasing all operations. Cambridge Analytica, the commercial data analytics company at the centre of the Facebook privacy scandal, is ceasing all operations. The commercial data analytics company Cambridge Analytica that was the protagonist of the biggest privacy scandal of […]

Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text on internal systems. Twitter is urging its users to immediately change their passwords after a glitch caused some of them to be stored in plain text. We are sharing this information to […]

A security researcher found evidence that Twitter is testing a new feature, dubbed ‘Secret Conversation,’ to enable end-to-end encryption for its Direct Messages, Twitter plans to adopt end-to-end encryption for its Direct Messages, the company is currently testing its new service dubbed ‘Secret Conversation’. The discovery was made by the computer science student at the […]

A new political misinformation campaign was uncovered and blocked by Facebook, this time it was not operated by Russia but Israel’s Archimedes Group Facebook uncovered and blocked a misinformation campaign powered by Israel’ Archimedes Group, the corporation used fake accounts to manipulated political campaigns. According to Facebook, the Archimedes Group used hundreds of pages, accounts, […]

Twitter removed around 130 Iranian accounts for attempting to disrupt the public recent US Presidential Debate. The social media giant Twitter announced to have removed around 130 Iranian Twitter accounts that attempted to disrupt the public conversation during the recent first Presidential Debate for the US 2020 Presidential Election. The company confirmed that it discovered […]