Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2024
Threat actors hacked the X account of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and announced fake Bitcoin ETF approval

Threat actors hacked the X account of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and used it to publish the fake news on the Bitcoin ETF approval. Hackers hijacked the X account of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and used it to publish fake news on the Bitcoin ETF approval. “Today the SEC […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2023
Meta disrupted two influence campaigns from China and Russia

Meta disrupted two influence campaigns orchestrated by China and Russia, the company blocked thousands of accounts and pages. Meta announced it has taken down two of the largest known covert influence operations originating from China and Russia. The social network giant revealed it has blocked thousands of accounts and pages across its platform. The company […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2023
Former ByteDance executive alleges TikTok of wrongful conduct

A former ByteDance executive revealed that the China government has access to TikTok data, including data stored in the United. Yintao Yu, the head of engineering for ByteDance’s U.S. operations from August 2017 to November 2018, revealed that the Chinese government has access to all TikTok data, including information stored in the United. He explained […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2023
Twitter confirmed that a security incident publicly exposed Circle tweets

A security problem caused the public sharing of private tweets sent to Twitter Circles to users outside of the Circle, the company admitted. Since August 2022, the Twitter Circle feature allows users to send tweets to a restricted circle of users, these messages are not visible to Twitter users outside the Circle. As reported by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2023
Facebook warns of a new information-stealing malware dubbed NodeStealer

Facebook discovered a new information-stealing malware, dubbed ‘NodeStealer,’ that is being distributed on Meta. NodeStealer is a new information-stealing malware distributed on Meta that allows stealing browser cookies to hijack accounts on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Gmail, and Outlook. The malware was first spotted in late January 2023 while targeting the browsers of Windows systems. It […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 22, 2023
Rogue ChatGPT extension FakeGPT hijacked Facebook accounts

A tainted version of the legitimate ChatGPT extension for Chrome, designed to steal Facebook accounts, has thousands of downloads. Guardio’s security team uncovered a new variant of a malicious Chat-GPT Chrome Extension that was already downloaded by thousands a day. The version employed in a recent campaign is based on a legitimate open-source project, threat […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2023
Twitter will allow using the SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) only to its Blue subscribers

Twitter has announced that the platform will allow using the SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) only to its Blue subscribers. To date, Twitter has offered three methods of 2FA: text message, authentication app, and security key. However, the company has announced that it will limit the use of SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) only to its Blue subscribers. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2023
Twitter restricted in Turkey after the earthquake amid disinformation fear

Global internet monitor NetBlocks reported that Twitter has been restricted in Turkey in the aftermath of the earthquake. Global internet monitor NetBlocks reported that network data confirm that Twitter has been restricted in Turkey in the aftermath of the earthquake. The data show that multiple internet providers in Turkey blocked the popular platform as of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2023
Researcher received a $27,000 bounty for 2FA bypass bug in Facebook and Instagram

A researcher disclosed technical details of a two-factor authentication bypass vulnerability affecting Instagram and Facebook. The researcher Gtm Manoz received a $27,000 bug bounty for having reported a two-factor authentication bypass vulnerability affecting Instagram and Facebook. The flaw resides in a component used by the parent company Meta for confirming a phone number and email […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2023
Meta Platforms expands features for EE2E on Messenger App

Meta Platforms announced the implementation of more features into its end-to-end encrypted Messanger App. Meta Platforms started gradually expanding testing default end-to-end encryption for Messenger. The company announced that over the next few months, its users will continue to see some of their chats gradually being upgraded with end-to-end encryption.  “We will notify people in […]