From the Capitol riot to squashing of Parler, clamping down on WeChat and TikTok to impact of the SolarWinds hack, these have been a whirlwind few months full of revelations.
A Chinese startup leaked information of more than 214 million social media users obtained through data scraping, including private information not provided on social profiles.
A rampant speculation was circulated on social media claiming that T-Mobile had suffered the biggest DDoS cyber attack in U.S., which turned out to be groundless.
Even though the data of 538 million Weibo users sold on dark web is limited, the information still posed a risk especially to the anonymous users sharing unfiltered news around the country.
Scammers have taken to social media networks as their favorite spot for phishing attacks as there are billions of registered users with a vast majority of them practicing little to no account security.
The Chinese government is in a race to crack the code invented by social media users to circumvent government censorshop on discussions related to the coronavirus outbreak.
A WhatsApp security flaw on the desktop version was recently discovered that allows hackers to rifle through user accounts and remotely access their files on PC via malicious messages.
Latest Instagram password leak has exposed 10,000 plaintext credentials in the SocialCaptain app, allowing anyone to access any app profile by entering a unique user ID into a public URL.
Recently discovered TikTok's security flaws make it possible to spoof the source of SMS messages, alter people's feeds and accounts, and also access sensitive personal information via API calls.
CFIUS will be conducting a national security review on TikTok as top U.S. lawmakers think the company is used by the Chinese state to censor political opinion or snoop on U.S. citizens.