Twitter has released additional information on their investigation into the compromise that occurred on July 15, 2020. The attack, says the company, started with a spear phishing attack on a select group of employees that "relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to [Twitter's] internal systems."
UC San Diego denounced an Instagram account claiming an affiliation with the university that posted "hateful, racist content" on its page, while a similar investigation was underway at the University of San Diego, according to a news report.
A new report, COVID-19, Conspiracy and Contagious Sedition: A Case Study on the Militia-Sphere, details how the Militia-sphere’s messaging has grown increasingly extreme as the pandemic has progressed, to the point of threatening and enacting violent attacks.
The FBI Charlotte, N.C. office is warning social media users to pay close attention to the information they share online. A number of trending social media topics seem like fun games, but can reveal answers to very common password retrieval security questions, says the FBI, as fraudsters can leverage this personal information to reset account passwords and gain access to once-protected data and accounts.
The Department of Justice published an open letter to Facebook from international law enforcement partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in response to the company’s publicly announced plans to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services.
According to research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing, 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter users spread misinformation, and that nearly as many did nothing to correct it.
This updated social media monitoring and analysis platform enables the use of location-tagged data to discover, engage and analyze content across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, Sina Weibo and other social media channels.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.