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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Social media firms will be forced to unmask online trolls, says Australia

Graham Cluley

The Prime Minister of Australia has said his government will introduce legislation which will compel social media companies to "unmask anonymous online trolls," and allow victims to launch defamation proceedings. Guest blog Law & order Privacy Social networks australia social media troll

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“Media is more more dangerous to the state than the state is to the media”

Security Boulevard

Telling history from an article about Russia’s approach to media control and its “rage” against YouTube. The history of media subjugation in Putin’s Russia reaches back to the early days of his regime, and to his first Press Minister, Mikhail Lesin. “I

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How Social Norms Can Be Exploited by Scammers on Social Media

Security Boulevard

Social media platforms are excellent hunting grounds for scammers. The post How Social Norms Can Be Exploited by Scammers on Social Media appeared first on The State of Security. The post How Social Norms Can Be Exploited by Scammers on Social Media appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity

Malwarebytes

Users of social media and Facebook in particular tend to forget how many people can see the “public” part of their profile and posts. Social media and scams. Social media is a perfect way for scammers to reach a lot of people, and we often see them using this to round up victims.

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Cox Media Group confirms ransomware attack that took down broadcasts

Bleeping Computer

American media conglomerate Cox Media Group (CMG) confirmed that it was hit by a ransomware attack that took down live TV and radio broadcast streams in June 2021. [.].

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Facebook Clone Wars: How to Check For Social Media Impersonators Who Use Your Info to Scam Friends and Family

Hot for Security

You’ll likely run into a scam artist posing as either you or one of your friends while you’re busy checking your social media feed. However, the social media guru said it took action against 1.3

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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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Plex patches media server bug potentially exploited by DDoS attackers

Tech Republic Security

All users of Plex Media Server are urged to apply the hotfix, which directs their servers to respond to UDP requests only from the local network and not the public internet

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Social Media Use And Covid-19 Vaccines | Avast

Security Boulevard

In July 2021, US President Joe Biden made headlines when he said social media platforms are “killing people” by failing to curb the spread of Covid-19 vaccine disinformation and misinformation. The post Social Media Use And Covid-19 Vaccines | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes

We Live Security

The post The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ‘Tis the season to avoid getting played by scammers hijacking Twitter accounts and promoting fake offers for PlayStation 5 consoles and other red-hot products.

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Malicious Browser Extensions for Social Media Infect Millions of Systems

Dark Reading

At least 28 third-party add-ons for top social media sites, including Facebook and Vimeo, redirect users to phishing sites and steal data

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Darknet Social Media Credentials

Doctor Chaos

News sites recently reported the possibility of compromised Twitter accounts. Twitter denied the claim that they had been compromised or breached. If you do a search on the topic, things read a little differently than the official company stance. Let me simply say it is not really rare or uncommon for malware to spread throughout […]. Cyber Data Breach DarkNet Deep Web Invisible Web TOR

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Why you should avoid those fun social media "tell us about yourself" questions

Tech Republic Security

Social media is overflowing with quizzes, surveys and opportunities to tell the world about yourself. Learn why you should skip these to protect yourself and your identity

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Social Media Surveillance By Law Enforcement | Avast

Security Boulevard

A recent investigation by the Brennan Center for Justice into the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) found that officers have been collecting social media handles of people that they stop — even if they are not being detained.

What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts After You Die?

Security Boulevard

In our August monthly show co-hosts Kevin Johnson and Scott Wright join Tom Eston to discuss what happens to your social media accounts…after you die! The post What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts After You Die? The post What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts After You Die?

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First Look Media Shutting Down Access to Snowden NSA Archives

Schneier on Security

The Daily Beast is reporting that First Look Media -- home of The Intercept and Glenn Greenwald -- is shutting down access to the Snowden archives. The article doesn't say what "shutting down access" means, but my guess is that it means that First Look Media will no longer make the archive available to outside journalists, and probably not to staff journalists, either. The Intercept has given full access to multiple media orgs, reporters & researchers.

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Google Squashes Critical Android Media Framework Bug

Threatpost

Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Android android flaw Android operating system CVE-2020-0245 google Media Framework Qualcomm remote code execution september android security bulletinThe September Android security bulletin addressed critical- and high-severity flaws tied to 53 CVEs overall.

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Federal Data Agency for Social Media, Squirrelwaffle Malspam, Ransomware Hits U.S. Candymaker

Security Boulevard

Do we really need a federal data agency to regulate social media companies? The post Federal Data Agency for Social Media, Squirrelwaffle Malspam, Ransomware Hits U.S. The post Federal Data Agency for Social Media, Squirrelwaffle Malspam, Ransomware Hits U.S.

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Cuba’s Social Media Blackout Reflects an Alarming New Normal

WIRED Threat Level

In response to mass protests, the country has been blocking social media and communication platforms since Sunday—an increasingly common action worldwide.

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Obsolete Adult Social Media App Exposes Lewd Photos of Users

Hot for Security

Researchers have recently stumbled upon an unsecure database belonging to Fleek, an X-rated social media app Fleek that ceased operations in 2019. Digital Privacy Industry News adult social media app data leak exposed user data Fleek vpnMentor

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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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Facebook Clone Wars: How to Check For Social Media Impersonators Who Use Your Info to Scam Friends and Family

Hot for Security

You’ll likely run into a scam artist posing as either you or one of your friends while you’re busy checking your social media feed. However, the social media guru said it took action against 1.3

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