Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2020
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that the Turkish authorities have blocked access to social media following allegations of an attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Syria on Thursday 27 […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2020
FC Barcelona and the International Olympic Committee Twitter accounts hacked

The popular hacker group OurMine has hacked the official Twitter account of the FC Barcelona, along with the accounts of Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The popular hacker group has hacked the official Twitter account of the FC Barcelona, along with the accounts of and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). On Saturday, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2020
Russian watchdog fines Twitter, Facebook for not moving user data to local servers

A Russian court fined Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles each for refusing to store the personal data of Russian citizens on local servers. At the end of January, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor instituted administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter after they refused to store data of Russian users on servers located in the country. On Thursday, a court […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2020
Facebook’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked by OurMine

The social network giant Facebook is still the target of hackers, its Facebook and Instagram accounts have been hijacked by the popular hacking group OurMine Yesterdat the popular hacking group OurMine hacked the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and Messenger. The company accounts have been quickly restored. The notorious Saudi Arabian OurMine hacking group […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2020
Hackers abused Twitter API to match usernames to phone numbers

Twitter discloses a security incident involving third-parties that exploited its official API to match phone numbers with Twitter usernames. On December 24, 2019 the company discovered that its API were exploited by a large network of fake accounts to match Twitter usernames to phone numbers. The company immediately suspended the involved accounts. “On December 24, 2019 we […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2020
Facebook quickly fixed a bug exploited in attacks that exposed Page Admins info

Facebook addressed last week a security flaw that exposed page admin accounts, the bug was exploited against several high-profile pages. Last week Facebook has addressed a security issue that exposed page admin accounts, the bug was exploited in attacks in the wild against several high-profile pages. The page admin accounts are anonymous unless the Page […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2020
Facebook declares war to Deepfake videos

Monika Bickert, Facebook for global policy management, announced that Facebook will ban deepfake videos and manipulated content. Facebook has announced it will ban deepfake videos, which are media that take a person in an existing image or video and replace them with someone else’s likeness using artificial neural networks. Monika Bickert, Facebook vice-president for global policy […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2020
Facebook fined $1.65 by Brazil Governenment over Cambridge Analytica

Early this week, Brazil fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users’ data in a case linked to the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. Brazil fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users’ data in a case linked to the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. According to the Brazilian prosecutors, Facebook is responsible for an “abusive practice” […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 01, 2020
Mariah Carey ‘s Twitter Hacked on New Year’s Eve

Another celebrity was the victim of the hackers, Mariah Carey ‘s Twitter account appears to have been hacked on New Year’s Eve. The Twitter account of Mariah Carey was hacked on New Year’s Eve, attackers posted a series of offensive, racist and lewd tweets. The messages also contained sexual insults against the about rapper Eminem. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2019
173 Million Zynga accounts were impacted in the September hack

In September Zynga, the American social game developer running social video game services suffered a data breach that 173 Million accounts. Zynga Inc is an American social game developer running social video game services founded in April 2007, it primarily focuses on mobile and social networking platforms. Among the online games developed by the company, […]