Hiding Malware in Social Media Buttons

Schneier on Security

The syntax for hiding the skimmer’s source code as a social media button perfectly mimics an ‘svg’ element named using social media platform names (e.g., Uncategorized credit cards malware social engineering social media

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Do Not Post Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card On Social Media

Joseph Steinberg

It seems like every day that I see social media posts in which people share photos of the official COVID-19 vaccine card that they have received after being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus that has inflicted tremendous suffering worldwide over the past year.

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Hackers Hide Software Skimmer in Social Media Sharing Icons

Security Affairs

Security researchers have uncovered a new technique to inject a software skimmer onto checkout pages, the malware hides in social media buttons. The malicious payload is concealed as social media buttons that mimic social sharing icons such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Is Gmail A Social Media? [Here’s The ANSWER]

SecureBlitz

There has been an unending debate regarding the media status of Gmail. Is Gmail a social media? A lot of internet users ask the question – is it social media or just another messaging platform? Social media has made the world a global village where you can connect.

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How Cybercriminals Weaponize Social Media

Digital Shadows

There’s no denying that social media has forever changed how we interact with one another. Social media has been more. The post How Cybercriminals Weaponize Social Media first appeared on Digital Shadows. Cybercrime and Dark Web Research fraud Impersonation scams Social Media

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Justice Thomas Steps in Social Media Immunity Thicket

Security Boulevard

230(c)(1), is generally considered to provide that entities that merely act as conduits for communication (like social media companies) are not considered “publishers” of third-party content, and therefore have no direct liability for what other people say on their site.

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FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms

Tech Republic Security

The Washington Post has revealed details of a contract with a software company that will allow the FBI to track social media posts. The post FBI investing millions in software to monitor social media platforms appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Social Media Account Verification Messages: CyberCriminals’ Latest Phishing Technique Exploits Both Human Emotions And Anti-Fraud Techniques

Joseph Steinberg

Social media users’ delight at receiving notification that their accounts have qualified for Verification (that is, receiving the often-coveted “blue check mark” that appears on the social media profiles of public figures) has become the latest target of criminal exploitation.

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NortonLifeLock Introduces Social Media Monitoring

Dark Reading

New feature helps protect against social media account takeovers and cyberbullying

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How to Detect and Stop Social Media Fraud

Security Boulevard

Social media is the new stage for threat actors to defraud your business & brand. The post How to Detect and Stop Social Media Fraud appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network brand protection social media protection

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Social Media Regulation: The Line Between Privacy and Protection

Security Boulevard

The debate over how much responsibility social media companies should have when it comes to regulating or policing what users post continues, particularly in the past year or so. The post Social Media Regulation: The Line Between Privacy and Protection appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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The Social Media We Ought to Have vs the Social Media We Actually Have

Hot for Security

Social media feels like the natural evolution of technology, like something that would have happened no matter what. It’s too late now to re-model social media, so we have to learn to live with what we have and make better choices from here on out. The Social Media we truly have.

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Cox Media Group took down broadcasts after a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

American media conglomerate Cox Media Group (CMG) was hit by a ransomware attack that took down live TV and radio broadcast streams in June 2021. The post Cox Media Group took down broadcasts after a ransomware attack appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Attacking Soldiers on Social Media

Schneier on Security

A research group at NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence catfished soldiers involved in an European military exercise -- we don't know what country they were from -- to demonstrate the power of the attack technique. Over four weeks, the researchers developed fake pages and closed groups on Facebook that looked like they were associated with the military exercise, as well as profiles impersonating service members both real and imagined.

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Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Security Affairs

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Plex Media Server is a personal media library and streaming system that runs on modern Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

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Cox Media Group Ransomware Attack Confirmed

Heimadal Security

Cox Media Group (CMG), an American media conglomerate, reported that it was attacked by a ransomware assault in June 2021, which knocked off live TV and radio broadcast feeds. The post Cox Media Group Ransomware Attack Confirmed appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

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Your social media account hasn’t been hacked, it’s been cloned!

Security Boulevard

The post Your social media account hasn’t been hacked, it’s been cloned! The post Your social media account hasn’t been hacked, it’s been cloned! Data Security Security Bloggers Network Featured Articles hacked IT Security and Data Protection social media

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Anonymous leaks a million emails from Russian state media

CyberSecurity Insiders

Anonymous, an internationally recognized hacking group, has leaked over 900,000 emails belonging to Russian state media channels. The post Anonymous leaks a million emails from Russian state media appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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$770 Million Lost from Social Media Fraud Surge

Heimadal Security

The post $770 Million Lost from Social Media Fraud Surge appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News fraud FTC social media

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Social Media Risks Increasing in 2021

Security Boulevard

Businesses, employees and their customers rely on social media interactions more than ever since COVID-19 arrived. However, social media usage should raise certain privacy concerns. Which, The post Social Media Risks Increasing in 2021 appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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How Do I Install WordPress On Media Temple?

SecureBlitz

This post will teach you how to install a WordPress website on Media Temple. Media Temple is a US-based web hosting service provider that has been around. The post How Do I Install WordPress On Media Temple?

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Social Media Safety Awareness Tips

Security Boulevard

Social media provides a way to stay connected and share with others, but did you know that the cyber criminals will also use social media as another technique to conduct their attacks. The post Social Media Safety Awareness Tips appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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How the thriving fraud industry within Facebook attacks independent media

Security Affairs

No eyebrows were raised in Quriums security operation center when the independent Philippine media outlet Bulatlat once again got DDoSed , as they are a frequent target of such digital attacks.

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Manipulative Social Media Practices

Schneier on Security

The Norwegian Consumer Council just published an excellent report on the deceptive practices tech companies use to trick people into giving up their privacy. From the executive summary: Facebook and Google have privacy intrusive defaults, where users who want the privacy friendly option have to go through a significantly longer process. They even obscure some of these settings so that the user cannot know that the more privacy intrusive option was preselected.

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Social Media Companies Tout “War Rooms” To Combat Election Interference

Adam Levin

The social media companies Facebook and Reddit are publicizing “War Rooms” set up to closely monitor their network content for election tampering. While social media companies are at least appearing to put forward a good faith effort to prevent the same sort of electoral interference that occurred in 2016, some experts have questioned whether or not these approaches are keeping up with the newer strategies and techniques developed by foreign troll farms.

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Best Practices for Social Media Security

Trend Micro

Social media is a double-edged sword, and as we celebrate #SocialMediaDay, let’s remember to use best security practices to keep us safe from malicious actors who abuse the platforms. Cyber Crime Social Media Security Strategies Articles, News, Reports Cyber Threats

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How to identify social media misinformation and protect your business

Tech Republic Security

Social media has become an integral part of modern communications, providing valuable information to businesses and individuals. Unfortunately, some of that information is just plain wrong or misleading

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Credential-stealing malware disguises itself as Telegram, targets social media users

Malwarebytes

A credential-stealing Windows-based malware, Spyware.FFDroider , is after social media credentials and cookies, according to researchers at ThreatLabz. Social media. Threat analysis cookies credentials facebook FFDroider Instagram social media spyware

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Americans lost $770 million from social media fraud in 2021, FTC reports

Security Affairs

A report from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that in 2021 Americans lost $770 million from social media frauds. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that in 2021 Americans lost $770 million from social media frauds.

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Lapsus$ ransomware gang hits Impresa, Portugal’s largest media conglomerate

Security Affairs

The Lapsus$ ransomware hit Impresa, the largest media conglomerate in Portugal and the owner of SIC and Expresso. The Lapsus$ ransomware gang has compromised the infrastructure of Impresa, the largest media conglomerate in Portugal.

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Chinese hackers abuse VLC Media Player to launch malware loader

Bleeping Computer

Security researchers have uncovered a long-running malicious campaign from hackers associated with the Chinese government who are using VLC Media Player to launch a custom malware loader. [.].

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OSINT: Mapping Threat Actor Social Media Accounts

Security Boulevard

A threatening social media post targeting an executive, employee, brand, or any other asset often has merit to it, and investigating the online accounts associated with the threat actor is imperative in the process of assessing risk.

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Cox Media Group Hit by Cyberattack

Heimadal Security

Cox Media Group’s television and radio stations across the U.S. The post Cox Media Group Hit by Cyberattack appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News Cox Media Group cyberattack cyberattacks ransomware attack security breach

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Social Media: Thwarting The Phishing-Data Goldmine

Threatpost

Cybercriminals can use social media in many ways in order to trick employees. InfoSec Insider Web Security brian foster data goldmine infosec insider mobiliron multifactor authentication Phishing pitfalls remote workers social media Twitter Hack work from home zero-trust security

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What is Social Media Account Cloning?

Identity IQ

What is Social Media Account Cloning? When a scammer has the right information, they can easily impersonate you on social media by cloning your account. Here’s how social media account cloning works and how you can help prevent it from happening to you.

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North Koreans Are Jailbreaking Phones to Access Forbidden Media

WIRED Threat Level

A new report suggests that a small but vibrant group of smartphones hackers may be challenging the world's most digitally restrictive regime. Security

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Out-of-band security update fixes Adobe Media Encoder issu

Security Affairs

Adobe has released an out-of-band security update to address three ‘Important’ security vulnerabilities in the Adobe Media Encoder. Adobe has released an out-of-band security update for Adobe Media Encoder that addresses three ‘Important’ Information Disclosure flaws.

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The Social Media We Ought to Have vs the Social Media We Actually Have

Hot for Security

Social media feels like the natural evolution of technology, like something that would have happened no matter what. It’s too late now to re-model social media, so we have to learn to live with what we have and make better choices from here on out. The Social Media we truly have.

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Social Media Monitoring Best Practices

Digital Shadows

This blog is drawn from the Digital Shadows’ Social Media Monitoring Solutions Guide, which provides best practices for security teams. The post Social Media Monitoring Best Practices first appeared on Digital Shadows. Brand Protection Social Media

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Your social media account hasn’t been hacked, it’s been cloned!

The State of Security

The post Your social media account hasn’t been hacked, it’s been cloned! Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Hacked social mediaA recent Facebook post from a family member made me realize that I needed to write about an overused term.

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FTC: Americans lost $770 million from social media fraud surge

Bleeping Computer

Americans are increasingly targeted by scammers on social media, according to tens of thousands of reports received by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2021. [.].

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Scams Starting on Social Media and Targeting Your Business

Security Boulevard

Social media is no stranger to scams. Social Media as a Newer Cybercrime Platform for Targeting Businesses Scammers go where the people […]… Read More. The post Scams Starting on Social Media and Targeting Your Business appeared first on The State of Security.

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New FFDroider Malware Is Targeting Social Media Platform Users

Heimadal Security

Cybercriminals love social media accounts, particularly verified ones because they can use them for a variety of malicious purposes, such as cryptocurrency frauds and malware distribution.

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