- 2 July 2019, 09:15 in Social Media

Phoney militia chief’s Facebook page used in malware campaign

Tens of thousands of Facebook users have been lured into divulging their personal details to a hacker, an Israeli cyber security firm claims.

According to Tel-Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a hacker who is thought to be Libyan, used malware to obtain account holders’ confidential data and gain access to users’ smart devices.

Check Point recently uncovered a fraudulent Facebook page, apparently belonging Khalifa Haftar, the chief of a militia currently...

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- 23 August 2019, 11:28 in Compliance

Using IP geolocation data to limit password sharing, retain subscribers, and recapture revenues

Over-the-top (OTT) providers take a huge financial hit from password sharing – Netflix and Hulu...

- 1 July 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

Phishing campaign targets Instagram users

Hackers are stealing Instagram credentials through a campaign promising users a verification badge. Reported by...


- 24 June 2019, 08:00 in Social Media

Data breaches have reduced Facebook usage, research says

We’re liking and sharing less than we used to on the famous social network, with both actions down by almost 20%, new data has found. While...

- 18 June 2019, 10:00 in Social Media

Instagram improve recovery steps for victims of hacking

Whether it’s being locked out of your social media account or losing swathes of personal data, hacking can cause innumerable problems for its...

- 28 May 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

Snapchat: spying allegations are “wholly inaccurate”

Multiple employees have said to be allegedly abusing their access to private user data, Motherboard reveals. According to two former employees,...

- 22 May 2019, 09:15 in Social Media

Millions of Instagram influencer account details exposed online

The photo-sharing platform is questioning how the contact details of nearly 50 million of its users came to be stored on an unprotected web database....

- 15 May 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

Twitter bug accidentally discloses users’ location data

Twitter announced in a blog post that its platform was affecting the privacy of some of its iOS app’s users. “We have discovered that we...

- 7 May 2019, 09:30 in Social Media

Facebook comes under fire at IAPP Summit 2019

Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC this week, Facebook came in...

- 2 May 2019, 10:00 in Social Media

The Future Is Private

At Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8 Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of a large screen in front of 5,000 developers and...

- 26 April 2019, 09:30 in Social Media

Data privacy investigations could cost Facebook up to $5bn

Reports reveal Facebook intends to portion off £2.3bn ($3bn) in anticipation of a probe conducted by US authorities into data protection...

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