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ICYMI: Blacknurse, Facebook Spam, ATM Machines, NSA and the Three breach

ICYMI: Blacknurse, Facebook Spam, ATM Machines, NSA and the Three breach

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This week, A Blacknurse DDoS that can cripple with only one laptop, Facebook spam delivers Locky, ATM scammers, NSA's dark tower and two arrests after the three data breach.

Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware

Facebook spam caught delivering Locky ransomware

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Over the weekend two security researchers spotted a Facebook spam campaign delivering Nemucod as well as Locky ransomware

Facebook blocks car insurance premiums based on posts

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Facebook has blocked one of the UK's largest car insurance firm's plans to use Facebook post to assist in risk assessment when determining premiums.

An unadulterated scam: Adult video ruse compromises European Facebook users

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An adult video scam that was discovered infecting Russian Facebook users back in April is now targeting Europeans, Kaspersky Lab reported via its Securelist blog.

Russian anti-terrorism law allows security firms to hack Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp

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A recently passed Russian law has given that country's security firms the green light to crack encrypted communications services.

India orders WhatsApp to keep data from Facebook

India orders WhatsApp to keep data from Facebook

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The Delhi High Court has ordered WhatsApp not to share certain data with Facebook, as it plans to do with its groundbreaking and controversial policy changes.

Facebook can no longer share data of German users on WhatsApp

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Facebook has been banned from collecting and storing the data of German users on its messaging app, WhatsApp.

Researcher rewarded for finding Facebook Business Manager account takeover flaw

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Security researcher Arun Sureshkumar earned $16,000 after disclosing a vulnerability in Facebook Business Manager that, if exploited, could have allowed attackers to take over a targeted victim's Facebook page.

40% don't realise Facebook sells their data

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Some 40 percent of respondents to a recent survey did not know that Facebook sold their data, and half said they would quit if it did. People value their privacy - a lot higher than the market does.

WhatsApp to share customer data with Facebook

WhatsApp to share customer data with Facebook

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WhatsApp will now share the phone numbers of customers with its parent company, Facebook. The move has prompted concerned looks from those who once celebrated the company for its high standards of privacy.

Video: How Facebook turned the insider threat to its advantage

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At a recent SC Roundtable event, we caught up with Jim McCoy, technical lead for security tools and operations at Facebook. He told us how Facebook used its experience dealing with inside threats to combat external attackers.

10,000 Facebook users infected by malware

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A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

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Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

Zuckerberg cyber-zecurity zucks!

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It seems that the Facebook founder has committed one of the cardinal sins of cyber-security and used the same password for different accounts, resulting in a public shaming.

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Facebook backdoor; Verizon findings; Cisco vulnerabilities; 6th TalkTalk arrest; cyber-crime rampant

Bug hunter finds backdoor in Facebook left by another bug hunter

Bug hunter finds backdoor in Facebook left by another bug hunter

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A series of bug bountiers have apparently open and closed a vulnerability in the social media giant, Facebook.

Facebook scam promises friend's video, delivers malware instead

A new spam campaign tries to fool Facebook users into downloading malware by luring them to a fake YouTube page supposedly featuring a friend's video.

Facebook quickly patches Instagram vulnerability

Facebook quickly patches Instagram vulnerability

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Facebook reacted quickly to a vulnerability with certain Instagram accounts and fixed the issues in less than a day.

New ISIS video threatens Facebook and Twitter CEOs

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ISIS has made threats to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a new video showing their photos with digitally added bullet holes.

Social media is more than just a phishing risk

Social media is more than just a phishing risk

Most organisations know about the phishing risks of social media - Ian Trump looks at why social media presents other risks to an employer, and what can be done about it.

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

Facebook ditches Flash videos to boost security

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Facebook has ditched insecure Flash in favour of HTML5 for all its videos but will still use Flash in games, and is working with Adobe to secure technology.

Facebook threatens security researcher over 'keys to the kingdom' exploit

Facebook threatens security researcher over 'keys to the kingdom' exploit

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Wesley Wineberg claimed to have discovered a million dollar bug in Facebook but the social media company has objected to the intrusive nature of his investigation and threatened to sue him.

Government demands for user data are growing in 2015

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Facebook says that government requests for data and insistence to take down content grew in the first half of 2015.

Facebook fights back after court gives it 48 hours to stop tracking non-users

Facebook fights back after court gives it 48 hours to stop tracking non-users

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Facebook will fight the court's ruling which threatens "one of our important technologies to stop attackers".

Facebook under investigation by Irish DPC for spying accusations

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The Irish Data Protection Commissioner agreed to inspect accusations that Facebook exposes the personal data of its users to mass snooping by US intelligence services.

Facebook begins warning users of state-sponsored attacks on their accounts

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Facebook will begin notifying users when nation-state attackers target their accounts, CSO Alex Stamos wrote in a blog post.

Tech giants team up against new cyber-security law

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A public protest has been issued against a controversial US cyber-security bill by some of the world's tech giants.

Updated: Safe Harbour ruled invalid by European Court of Justice

Updated: Safe Harbour ruled invalid by European Court of Justice

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In a decision with widespread implications for the international transfer and processing of data - and the companies that provide these services - the European Court of Justice has ruled the EU-US Safe Harbour pact invalid. Experts are warning of massive disruption to international business.

False Facebook 'dislike button' ensnares users

False Facebook 'dislike button' ensnares users

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Hot off Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement, the much-desired 'dislike button' has finally emerged on Facebook, but only as a phishing scam.

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