Over the weekend two security researchers spotted a Facebook spam campaign delivering Nemucod as well as Locky ransomware
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.
A recently passed Russian law has given that country's security firms the green light to crack encrypted communications services.
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
Bloggers using the WordPress platform are "strongly encouraged" to update their sites immediately to address persistent XSS issues.
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.
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 is to setup a Twitter task force which will hunt offensive online comments, and bring those posting them to justice.
The Competitions and Markets Authority has warned two companies and dozens of online personalities against tweeting paid-for promotional messages disguised as unbiased recommendations.
A robust underground marketplace for the sale of stolen products from compromised accounts as well as shady online services has been detected in Russia.
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 shot up by 57 percent in 2015 and eclipsed all other types, according to new research by anti-fraud company Cifas.
A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users.
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.
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
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.
A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook
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.
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 Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the US Memorial Day weekend.
The social media giant has taken a stand when it comes to intelligence agencies using the service to collect data.
From Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 there was a 17 percent rise in apps and websites leaking credit card data on enterprise mobile devices.
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.
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.
Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.
The social media company Snapchat has been made the victim of a Whaling attack which resulted in private payroll information being released.
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.
Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.
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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