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  • Facebook scams now lead to exploit kits

    23.07.2014

    The Facebook scam is a familiar phenomenon to every user of the popular social network, and most of them have fallen for it at one time or another as it only takes a moment of distraction to click on an interesting link.

  • Facebook SDK flaw allows unauthorized access to Facebook accounts

    01.07.2014

    MetaIntell has uncovered a significant security vulnerability in the Facebook SDK (V3.15.0) for both iOS and Android.

  • Bitcoin miner lurking on Facebook

    19.06.2014

    Facebook users, beware: a new viral campaign aimed at saddling you with a Bitcoin mining Trojan has been spotted.

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UKs top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • Researcher automates discovery of Facebook users' hidden friends

    03.06.2014

    Putting a friend on Facebook on your "private" list does not guarantee you that anyone else won't be able to spot the relationship, says researcher Shay Priel, managing partner and CTO at CyberInt.




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European Central Bank blackmailed in wake of data breach

Posted on 24 July 2014.  |  The European Central Bank - the central bank for the euro - has suffered a data breach, and has only discovered it after receiving a blackmail letter from the attacker.


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