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Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

As Congressional investigations into Russia’s role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year’s presidential election. For Twitter, that…

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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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