Facebook has sued two Chrome devs for scraping user profile data – including names, user IDs and more. Facebook has filed legal action against two Chrome extension developers that the company said was scraping user profile data – including names and profile IDs – as well as other browser-related information. . . . Read more
A cloud misconfig by SocialArks exposed 318 million records gleaned from Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. More than 400GB of public and private profile data for 214 million social-media users from around the world has been exposed to the internet – including details for celebrities and social-media influencers in the U.S. . . . Read more
Google, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and others want appeals court to deny immunity to Israeli company for its alleged distribution of spyware and illegal cyber-surveillance activities.
A survey of single people found almost a third are still logging into their ex’s social-media accounts, some for revenge. Breakups can be traumatic in all sorts of ways. Now we know they can pose a serious cybersecurity threat too. A new survey found that an alarming number of people . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin If you’ve ever wondered why cybercriminals are interested in your IM passwords… …well, it’s not just so they can sneak into your account and snoop through your personal data with a view to abusing it themselves or selling it on to someone else who will. Access to . . . Read more
Researchers identify malware existing in popular add-ons for Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram and others that are commonly used in browsers from Google and Microsoft. Twenty-eight popular extensions for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers may contain malware and likely should be uninstalled by the more than 3 million people that already . . . Read more
Facebook shut down accounts and Pages used by two separate threat groups to spread malware and conduct phishing attacks. Facebook has shut down several accounts and Pages on its platform, which were used to launch phishing and malware attacks by two cybercriminal groups: APT32 in Vietnam and an unnamed threat . . . Read more
The threat group is increasing its espionage activity in light of the current political climate and recent events in the Middle East, with two new backdoors.
by Paul Ducklin Modern telephony is full of anachronisms. For example, we still “dial” calls, and many phone apps still display the word “dialling” while they’re waiting for the person at the other end to pick up. But when was the last time you saw, let alone used, a phone . . . Read more