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“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn links

“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn linksSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A social media botnet that spammed Twitter accounts with links to pornographic content sent out more than 8.5 million posts from 90,000 unique accounts before it was neutralized, according to a new report. The botnet, dubbed Siren (as in the seductive mythical creatures who lured sailors […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

‘DoubleSwitch’ is a new hacking tactic for Twitter accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

‘DoubleSwitch’ is a new hacking tactic for Twitter accounts

Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets. The hack, called “DoubleSwitch” involves taking over the account and…

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Twitter sues U.S. Homeland Security to block probe into Trump critic’s identity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The social media company said that allowing the department access to the person behind the @ALT_USCIS account would produce a “grave chilling effect.” Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking the court to prevent …

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Twitter Adds New Tools to Fight Harassment

Social media is often a tool for bullying and hate speech. To address this problem, Twitter has introduced a “mute” feature that allows users to silence content in their feeds if it includes certain words, phrases, or emojis. The feature will hide abusive messages in cases where someone is specifically targeted. The social media platform is also adding new ways for users to flag “hateful content” like racist or sexist speech. Twitter staff have undergone training to better handle hate speech and other forms of harassment.

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Hackers Target UK Banks Via Twitter

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers Target UK Banks Via Twitter

A new social media phishing scam campaign has been identified by security researchers at Proofpoint, which is targeting all major UK banks and their customers. The scam campaign involves hackers creating fake Twitter accounts, posing as customer support staff, in

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Facebook Inc (FB) Or Twitter Inc (TWTR): Making The Right Social Media Choice

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Facebook Inc (FB) Or Twitter Inc (TWTR): Making The Right Social Media Choice

Many social media users still see what current social networking service providers give now as basic necessities in our digital age. They see a fair balance in the arrangement between them and the service provider even when they are being

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Privacy advocates rail against US Homeland Security’s Twitter, Facebook snooping

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Privacy advocates rail against US Homeland Security’s Twitter, Facebook snooping

A proposal to ask people to provide details of their social media accounts before entering the United States has been criticized as “highly invasive” by privacy advocates.
A coalition of 28 groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Center

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Colorado Springs school superintendent the apparent victim of graphic Twitter hack

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Colorado Springs school superintendent the apparent victim of graphic Twitter hack

An apparent hacking of a school superintendent’s Twitter account Wednesday caused a pornographic video to appear on his Twitter page.
After Academy School District 20’s front office received a complaint from a parent about an inappropriate image on Superintendent Mark

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