Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2022
How will Twitter change under Elon Musk?

Cybhorus CEO Pierluigi Paganini talks to TRT World about Elon Musk completing his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and what changes he will make to the social media platform. Of course, the first impact will be on the leadership, Elon Musk was critical in the past with Agrawal’s leadership. Musk will also take action […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2022
Meta dismantled the largest Russian network since the war in Ukraine began

Meta dismantled a network of Facebook and Instagram accounts spreading disinformation across European countries. Meta announced to have taken down a huge Russian network of Facebook and Instagram accounts used to spread disinformation published on more than 60 websites impersonating news organizations across Europe. The disinformation operation began in May 2022, the network targeted primarily […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 11, 2022
Ex Twitter employee found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabian government

A former Twitter employee was found guilty of spying on certain Twitter users for Saudi Arabia. A former Twitter employee, Ahmad Abouammo (44), was found guilty of gathering private information of certain Twitter users and passing them to Saudi Arabia. “Ahmad Abouammo, a US resident born in Egypt, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2022
DUCKTAIL operation targets Facebook’s Business and Ad accounts

Researchers uncovered an ongoing operation, codenamed DUCKTAIL that targets Facebook Business and Ad Accounts. Researchers from WithSecure (formerly F-Secure Business) have discovered an ongoing operation, named DUCKTAIL, that targets individuals and organizations that operate on Facebook’s Business and Ads platform. Experts attribute the campaign to a Vietnamese financially motivated threat actor which is suspected to […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2022
Discussing the risks of bullying for anonymous social app NGL

This is a transcription of my complete interview with the program NEWSFEED at TRT, during which we discussed NGL software and the risks of bullying. Why are anonymous social apps like NGL cause for concern? What exactly makes them dangerous for minors? We have long debated the potential impact of social media on the mental […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 05, 2022
Threat actors compromised British Army ’s Twitter, YouTube accounts to promote crypto scams

Threat actors compromised the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army to promote online crypto scams. The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were used to promote NFT and other crypto scams. The YouTube account was used to transmit an older Elon Musk clip that attempts to trick users into visiting cryptocurrency scam […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 02, 2022
The role of Social Media in modern society – Social Media Day 22 interview

This is a transcription of an interview I had at Iran International broadcaster, I discussed about the role of social media in modern society. What’s the Middle East government’s role on Cyber bullying towards opposition activists? Middle East governments play a crucial role in cyberbullying against the opposition. Several independent organizations for the protection of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2022
Exposed: the threat actors who are poisoning Facebook

An investigation of the infamous “Is That You?” video scam led Cybernews researchers into exposing threat actors who are poisoning Facebook Original post @ An investigation of the infamous “Is That You?” video scam has led Cybernews researchers to a cybercriminal stronghold, from which threat actors have been infecting the social media giant with […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2022
Russia-linked Fronton botnet could run disinformation campaigns

Researchers warn that the Fronton botnet was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. Fronton is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet that was used by Russia-linked threat actors for coordinated disinformation campaigns. In March 2020, the collective of hacktivists called “Digital Revolution” claimed to have hacked a subcontractor to the Russian FSB. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2022
How the thriving fraud industry within Facebook attacks independent media

Experts investigate how stolen Facebook accounts are used as part of a well-established fraud industry inside Facebook. No eyebrows were raised in Quriums security operation center when the independent Philippine media outlet Bulatlat once again got DDoSed, as they are a frequent target of such digital attacks. However, when we noticed that the attack traffic came from […]