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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

Russia blocks LinkedIn after negotiations with Russian authorities fail

Russia blocks LinkedIn after negotiations with Russian authorities fail

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LinkedIn initiated negotiations with Russian authorities due to recent blockage of its web-site in Russia but the blocking has now been enforced due to servers being located outside the country.

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.

Research reveals the opportunities EU employees are presenting to cyber-attackers on social media

Research reveals the opportunities EU employees are presenting to cyber-attackers on social media

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Research from Blue Coat Systems shows how despite the increased use of social media, workers are still failing to fully protect themselves from complex social engineering techniques

WordPress update fixes XSS issues

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Bloggers using the WordPress platform are "strongly encouraged" to update their sites immediately to address persistent XSS issues.

Proofpoint report shows a significant rise in social media fraud

Proofpoint report shows a significant rise in social media fraud

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Proofpoint's inaugural Social Media Brand Fraud Report has shown a significant rise in social media-based fraud, and warns it is a growing business risk.

Online trolls: what's all the fuss?

Online trolls: what's all the fuss?

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As Scotland Yard prepares to open an anti-trolling squad, Roi Perez examines whether or not this is perhaps a misguided use of government funds.

Scotland Yard setting up Twitter police task force

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Scotland Yard is to setup a Twitter task force which will hunt offensive online comments, and bring those posting them to justice.

CMA cracks down on undeclared paid-for promotional tweets

CMA cracks down on undeclared paid-for promotional tweets

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The Competitions and Markets Authority has warned two companies and dozens of online personalities against tweeting paid-for promotional messages disguised as unbiased recommendations.

Russian web hub Deer.io offering stolen goods and exploit services, report

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A robust underground marketplace for the sale of stolen products from compromised accounts as well as shady online services has been detected in Russia.

UK testing social media logins for authentication

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To enhance the use of its web portal, gov.uk, the UK government is testing the use of its subscribers' social media logins as an authentication method.

Identity fraud up by over half - biggest rises in London, Manchester

Identity fraud up by over half - biggest rises in London, Manchester

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Identity fraud shot up by 57 percent in 2015 and eclipsed all other types, according to new research by anti-fraud company Cifas.

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.

Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

Email attacks targeting online networkers, says Intel's Samani

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Raj Samani, CTO EMEA of Intel Security, has warned of the risks of employees networking online. As social networking sites contain a wealth of information on an organisation, they can be a treasure trove for criminals wanting to carry out email-based attacks.

ISIS radicalises 'lone wolves' through strong social media presence

ISIS radicalises 'lone wolves' through strong social media presence

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The recent tragedy at the Orlando nightclub has perhaps given new meaning to a report by ICIT on how radical groups like IS use social media to radicalise potential recruits

ISIS warns members of fake apps aimed at spying on terrorist group

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Tech-savvy ISIS sent out an alert that an unknown source has released fake Android apps that the terrorist group fears may be used to spy on them.

Alleged LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace hacker compromised 171M Russian site accounts

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A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook

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.

EuroCACS 2016: Audit social media like other core IT functions

EuroCACS 2016: Audit social media like other core IT functions

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Social media is no different that other IT functions when it comes to the need to ask questions and test internal controls, it was argued at EuroCACS 2016.

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

Time confirms Myspace breach, 360M accounts potentially affected

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Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the US Memorial Day weekend.

Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

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The social media giant has taken a stand when it comes to intelligence agencies using the service to collect data.

Apps leaking credit card data on enterprise mobiles rose 17% in Q1

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From Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 there was a 17 percent rise in apps and websites leaking credit card data on enterprise mobile devices.

Identity management in the post-Persona world

Identity management in the post-Persona world

The impending demise of Mozilla's identity management system, Persona, doesn't thange the fact that a sound blend of password management and unified authentication is the future of identity management says V Balasubramanian.

Senior Tory calls for a change in online abuse law in Britain

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Better internet laws are in need to put a stop to the "significantly increasing" issue of online abuse that can create a nightmare for British society in the future.

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

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Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.

Snapchat got whaled, employee payroll released

Snapchat got whaled, employee payroll released

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The social media company Snapchat has been made the victim of a Whaling attack which resulted in private payroll information being released.

ESET surveys reveal ages of unsupervised children surfing the web

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British parents allow their children to surf the web unsupervised years prior to the children gaining their trust to be given their own set of house keys. Meanwhile in Russia, almost none of the children have their own mobile gadgets or are allowed to do anything in cyber-space without supervision until they are five years old.

Lucrative pay offered to hackers in India to work for ISIS

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Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.

Loose talk on social media big security risk for firms, says Kaspersky

Loose talk on social media big security risk for firms, says Kaspersky

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Social media users are largely unaware of the value to attackers of personal information they are freely sharing with friends and strangers alike, warns Kaspersky Lab.

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