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.
Under the new treaty between U.S. and UK, social media companies could be forced to open encryption backdoor for law enforcement officials to read the messages from criminals, terrorists and pedophiles.
As prices of cryptocurrencies continue to skyrocket, fraudulent cryptocurrency scams are on the rise. Twitter cryptocurrency scams impersonating celebrities or influencers are so popular with cryptocurrency thieves and hackers simply because they are so easy to pull off on a daily basis.
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.
The problem of social media cyber crime is growing at an astonishing rate and is now a $3 billion business. According to a recent report, nearly 1 in 5 organizations worldwide are now infected by malware distributed by social media.
Cybercriminals are using social engineering to target company employees on social media, which remains a weak point even if a company takes every precaution necessary to protect in-house information.
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 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.
In many ways, the hubbub surrounding FaceApp privacy was really no different from the type of drama we’ve come to expect from social media companies.
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.