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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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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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cybercriminals Now Using Plex Media Servers to Amplify DDoS Attacks

The Hacker News

A new distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) vector has ensnared Plex Media Server systems to amplify malicious traffic against targets to take them offline.

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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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Threat Actor using Social Media to Scam Credit Union Members

Security Boulevard

Recently, PhishLabs mitigated an attack using a fake social media page to steal the credentials of a credit union (CU) customer. The post Threat Actor using Social Media to Scam Credit Union Members appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Media Threats

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Social Media Security for Seniors | Avast

Security Boulevard

Social media is a wonderful way for seniors to reconnect with long-lost friends and stay in touch with family online. The post Social Media Security for Seniors | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Police warn of WhatsApp scams in time for Social Media Day

Naked Security

Happy Social Media Day! Make it a day to review whether your social media security really is up to scratch. Data loss Phishing #SocialMediaDay Scam WhatsApp

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Don’t Make Friends With Social Media Phishing Scammers

Security Boulevard

Social media phishing scammers are proliferating as cybercriminals look for ways to capture credentials & data in a challenging economy. The post Don’t Make Friends With Social Media Phishing Scammers appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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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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Cybersecurity Career Opportunities in Threat Intelligence

Doctor Chaos

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Doctor Chaos

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Don’t post it! Six social media safety sins to say goodbye to

Malwarebytes

If you or anyone you know is committing the below social media sins, it’s time to change that habit of an online lifetime. With this handy list, you’ll hopefully avoid the most common mistakes which are served up to social media with a dash of eternal regret.

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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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Cisco wins SC Media Award for “Best Security Company”

Cisco Retail

SC Media has named Cisco the “Best Security Company” as part of its 2021 SC Awards. I want to thank SC Media and their large panel of esteemed industry expert judges for this award.

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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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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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Virgin Media disclose data breach, over 900,000 Customers impacted

Security Affairs

Virgin Media discloses a data breach that exposed the personal information of roughly 900,000 of its customers. Virgin Media discloses a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 900,000 customers (names, home, and email addresses and phone numbers ).

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Egregor Ransomware Threatens ‘Mass-Media’ Release of Corporate Data

Threatpost

Malware appgate corporate data cyberattack data leak egregor gefco gustavo palazolo mass media new family ransomware sekhmet sensitive dataThe newly discovered ransomware is hitting companies worldwide, including the GEFCO global logistics company.

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US Takedown of Iranian Media Sites Extends a Thorny Precedent

WIRED Threat Level

Free speech advocates raised concerns after the Justice Department seized more than 30 domains this week. Security Security / Security News

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Scraping And Social Media Leaks | Avast

Security Boulevard

The post Scraping And Social Media Leaks | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard. Over the past few weeks, data for millions of Facebook , LinkedIn and Clubhouse users has leaked online.

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Social media partially disrupted in Cuba amid anti-government protests

Security Affairs

NetBlocks reported partial disruption to social media and messaging platforms in Cuba from 12 July 2021 shortly after Cubans went to the streets to protest the government. The post Social media partially disrupted in Cuba amid anti-government protests appeared first on Security Affairs.

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Dangerous Social Media Algorithms, A Moral Imperative for AI Powered Weapons?

Security Boulevard

The post Dangerous Social Media Algorithms, A Moral Imperative for AI Powered Weapons? The post Dangerous Social Media Algorithms, A Moral Imperative for AI Powered Weapons?

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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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DDoS-for-hire services are exploiting Plex Media flaw to amplify their attacks

Tech Republic Security

Attackers are taking advantage of a security flaw in the way Plex Media servers look for compatible media devices and streaming clients, says Netscout

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