Meta's popular social media platforms are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and account takeover complaints rose over 1,000% last year. This social threat is spilling over into banks and government agencies, and experts criticize Meta for moving too slowly to address security issues.
Meta says it is taking legal action against scraping-for-hire service provider Voyager Labs for allegedly using fake accounts to copy accessible data about users when logged into Facebook, Instagram and other websites. The social media firms says it closed 60,000 fake accounts.
Since Elon Musk became Twitter's CEO, cyber risks have affected the social media company in technological, financial, regulatory and reputational ways. Marco Túlio Moraes says the big issue is that the risks now affect a significant digital business world asset: trust.
Poland is warning that Russian hackers have intensified activities in national cyberspace with the aim of "destabilization, intimidation and sowing chaos." Poland is a staging ground for military aid to Kyiv and a destination for more than 1.4 million refugees who fled Moscow's war of conquest.
Twitter has suffered its first major outage since Elon Musk bought the company in late October and began serving as its CEO. The outage lasted several hours The uptime problems come amid ongoing concerns about site security following last month's mass layoffs and cybersecurity staff exodus.
Meta has reached a $725 million agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit filed over Facebook's user data-sharing practices, after data for 87 million Facebook profiles was transferred to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in violation of the social network's policies.
Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency revealed this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The number of cyberattacks has tripled since last year and has grown fivefold since 2020, the domestic intelligence agency's cyber division chief says.
Thirteen bot farms transmitting pro-Kremlin messages across more than 1.5 million fake accounts are no longer operating after Ukrainian police raided their locations. Russia's attempted conquest of Ukraine is accompanied by heavy doses of online propaganda aimed at splitting support for Kyiv.
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Facebook will pay a 265 million euro fine to the Irish data protection authority to resolve a 2021 incident when the scraped data of 533 million users appeared online. The data contained names, phone numbers and birthdates. Facebook says it takes active measures against data scraping.
Information amassed on 5.4 million Twitter users by an attacker who abused one of the social network's APIs has been dumped online for free. While Twitter confirmed that breach, a researcher suggests other attackers also abused the feature to amass information for millions of other users.
Twitter accounts that use SMS for two-factor authentication are at a heightened risk of account takeover with the disclosure that texting "STOP" to the verification service results in it being turned off. The vulnerability opens the door to a password reset attack or a password stuffing attack.
Embattled social media platform Twitter lost its chiefs of security, privacy and compliance, and the resignations put the company and its new owner, Elon Musk, at greater risk of regulatory enforcement. The company signed a binding two-decade agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in May.
Elon Musk lugged a sink into Twitter headquarters to announce his takeover of the social network. But it will take more than a porcelain prop for the richest person in the world to successfully surmount the cybersecurity, legal, disinformation, regulatory and other challenges facing Twitter.
A Chinese disinformation campaign seeks to dissuade U.S. voters from participating in the November midterm elections, finds research from Mandiant. The campaign, nicknamed Dragonbridge, also likely impersonated researches unmasking Chinese threat actors.