Russia’s government didn’t just hack and leak documents from U.S. political groups during the presidential campaign: It used social media as a weapon to influence perceptions about the election, according to cybersecurity company FireEye Inc.
Material stolen by Russia’s intelligence
Cybercrime has undergone an alarming rise in the recent past with criminals taking to various social media platforms to launch sextortion scams on unsuspecting users. There are nearly 900 police reports of such blackmail and sextortion, according to reports.
Following a few glasses of wine, John’s inhibitions had dropped when he went online to talk to a woman he had met through an internet dating site. Although they hadn’t met in person, they had been exchanging messages for about
As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised. The phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step
A new cybersecurity report by Symantec equates the public’s past dismissal of seatbelts in cars with consumer’s laissez-faire attitude when it comes to defending their devices against hackers.
Cyberattacks are a risk many consumers are ignoring – and a number
City councilors want specifics from Boston police on how they plan to use $1.4 million in software to track Facebook and Twitter feeds, echoing civil rights advocates’ concerns that online sleuthing could unfairly target young people, minorities, and other groups.
The massive growth of social media has significantly changed the way people communicate at home and at work, making them always alert on their electronic gadget. Social media applications include websites such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitter, Yelp,
Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies allegedly find images spreading ransomware on social media sites, but Facebook calls their research “incorrect.”
Researchers at security firm Check Point Software Technologies warned social media users that online criminals have begun using specially
Users of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites should avoid clicking on and downloading image files that appear without pictures, as they could launch ransomware attacks on their devices.
The suspicious images represent a new “ImageGate” attack vector for
A total of 1,377 URLs of social media websites/webpages were blocked during 2013-16 under the section 69A of IT Act, Parliament was informed today. “A total of 1,377 URLs of social media websites/webpages were blocked in 2013, 2014, 2015 and
When the Twitter account of the CEO of the world’s biggest social media network is hacked, you can be certain that social media platforms are ripe for cyberattacks. No amount of cyber planning by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prevented the
The next time a long-forgotten Facebook friend sends you an odd picture, it’s probably best to leave it alone.
Cyber-criminals have found a creative way to weasel into your computer: implanting malicious code inside a Facebook Messenger picture.
Several high-profile Twitter accounts got hacked last night to start posting links to services that are supposed to help users get free followers.
The hacked accounts included @PlayStation, Microsoft’s @XboxSupport, @Viacom, @ICRC (owned by the Red Cross), @Money and others,
What if your Facebook and Insta pics ended up in a facial recognition system intended to stop terrorism? And what if those pics could be shared between government agencies as a way of verifying that you are who you say
Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest Account Hacked For The Second Time This Year
In the month of June, we had reported how a hacker group named OurMine had claimed responsibility for gaining access to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and
Social networking has drastically changed the way people interact with their friends, associates and family members. Although social networks, like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Snapchat and FourSquare, play a major role in our day to day lives, I have also
Brenda McWilliams said the Facebook message came at a very vulnerable time in her life:
It was three years to the day that her husband had passed away.
Someone claiming to be her friend, Jan, a former co-worker at Disney,
The FBI has reportedly reached an agreement with a data analysis company to acquire information pertaining to people’s social media content.
It’s set to sign a contract with Dataminr in order to obtain its Indicators and Warnings capability, “which will
Have you ever wondered if Facebook, the social media giant takes any measures to safeguard its user’s data apart from providing basic security that any other services would do?
Well, if you haven’t, you should. Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer,
The global reach of the Internet makes it a key tool for terrorist recruitment and incitement. The United States is not immune to this phenomenon. In the past year, the Islamic State has launched a widespread terrorist “grooming”