Facebook will pay a 265 million euro fine to the Irish data protection authority to resolve a 2021 incident when the scraped data of 533 million users appeared online. The data contained names, phone numbers and birthdates. Facebook says it takes active measures against data scraping.
Information amassed on 5.4 million Twitter users by an attacker who abused one of the social network's APIs has been dumped online for free. While Twitter confirmed that breach, a researcher suggests other attackers also abused the feature to amass information for millions of other users.
Twitter accounts that use SMS for two-factor authentication are at a heightened risk of account takeover with the disclosure that texting "STOP" to the verification service results in it being turned off. The vulnerability opens the door to a password reset attack or a password stuffing attack.
Embattled social media platform Twitter lost its chiefs of security, privacy and compliance, and the resignations put the company and its new owner, Elon Musk, at greater risk of regulatory enforcement. The company signed a binding two-decade agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in May.
Elon Musk lugged a sink into Twitter headquarters to announce his takeover of the social network. But it will take more than a porcelain prop for the richest person in the world to successfully surmount the cybersecurity, legal, disinformation, regulatory and other challenges facing Twitter.
A Chinese disinformation campaign seeks to dissuade U.S. voters from participating in the November midterm elections, finds research from Mandiant. The campaign, nicknamed Dragonbridge, also likely impersonated researches unmasking Chinese threat actors.
A claim Wednesday by high-profile security researcher Kevin Beaumont that video doorbell manufacturer Ring was experiencing a security issue sent Twitter atwitter. Amazon says some users experienced logon issues due to a back-end system error made during a routine system update.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," David Pollino, former CISO of PNC Bank, and Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, join ISMG editors to discuss ethical concerns for CISOs, cryptocurrency regulations, and potential foreign interference in the U.S. midterm elections.
The specter of Chinese data collection on U.S. citizens hung over Capitol Hill in a pair of hearings as lawmakers asked whether an open internet can survive challenges such as Beijing hacking and TikTok. An executive for the short-form video app made a rare appearance before a Senate committee.
Twitter security exec-turned-whistleblower Peiter Zatko today listed alleged security and privacy shortcomings of the social media company for a Senate panel. "It's not farfetched to say that an employee inside the company could take over the accounts of all of the senators in this room," he said.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," experts join ISMG editors to discuss concerns over Twitter's security leading up to the U.S. midterm elections, the move by the U.S. Department of Justice to file its most sensitive court documents on paper, and the recent sanctions against Tornado Cash.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter Wednesday to Mark Zuckerberg asking the social media chief executive about his company's privacy and security practices following reports that the company released users' data in a Nebraska case involving an allegedly illegal abortion.
Cybersecurity experts have been reacting to industry veteran Peiter Zatko's allegations of poor information security practices at Twitter, with many noting that he's hardly the first expert to have been hired to remedy serious problems, only to say they were prevented from doing their job.
Twitter's former security chief, Peiter Zatko, aka "Mudge," filed a whistleblowing complaint against the social media giant with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging that "extreme, egregious deficiencies" in its cybersecurity remain unresolved.
The Identity Theft Resource Center's new report shows a 1,044% increase in social media account hijacking. Banking fraud is also rising, with scammers focusing on using stolen personal data to open new banking and credit card accounts in victims' names, says COO James Lee.