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Data from 500M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale Online

Personal data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users has been posted for sale online in yet another incident of threat actors scraping data from public profiles and slinging it online for potential cybercriminal misuse.

Don't Share Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media

FBI are advising the public to be aware of individuals selling fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards and encouraging others to print fake cards at home.

Chinese Data-Scrapers Leaked Millions of Social Media Profiles

A well-known and fast-growing Chinese social media management company Socialarks has suffered a huge data leak leading to the exposure of over 400GB Data

Novel Online Shopping Malware Hides in Social-Media Buttons

A payment card-skimming malware that hides inside social-media buttons is making the rounds, compromising online stores as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

Ahead of the November U.S. elections, cybercriminals are stepping up their offensive in both attacks against security infrastructure and disinformation campaigns – but this time, social media giants, the government and citizens are more prepared.

Tony Abbott hacked after posting boarding pass on Instagram

Never post pictures of your board passes online: a hacker uncovered the Australian ex-PM's phone number and passport details but told the authorities.

Spyware Labeled 'TikTok Pro' Exploits Fears of US Ban

Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware campaign pushing a “Pro” version of the TikTok app that is exploiting fears among its young and gullible users that the popular social media app is on the cusp of being banned in the United States. The malware can take over basic device functions—such as capturing photos, reading and sending SMS messages, making calls and launching apps—as well as uses a phishing tactic to steal victims’ Facebook credentials.

NSA offers advice on how to reduce location tracking risks

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) today has published guidance on how to expose as little location information as possible while using mobile and IoT devices, social media, and mobile apps.

New technique keeps your online photos safe from facial recognition algorithms

In one second, the human eye can only scan through a few photographs. Computers, on the other hand, are capable of performing billions of calculations in the same amount of time. With the explosion of social media, images have become the new social currency on the internet. A new solution developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) keeps your online photos safe from facial recognition algorithms.

Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5,000 Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data

Facebook is facing yet another privacy faux pas in how its users’ data is collected and used by third-party apps. The social media giant said that it recently discovered that 5,000 developers received data from Facebook users — long after their access to that data should have expired.

FBI Expands Ability to Monitor Social Media, Location Data

The FBI’s records show a growing focus on harnessing the latest private sector tools for mass surveillance, including recent contracts with companies that monitor social media posts and collect cellphone location data.

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