Facebook, Twitter dismantle global array of disinformation networks

The two companies said they had identified and suspended more than 3,500 accounts between them, which used fake identities and other deceptive behaviors to spread false or misleading information.
September 27, 2020

Pastebin adds 'Burn After Read' and 'Password Protected Pastes' to the dismay of the infosec community

Pastebin, the most popular website where users can share small snippets of text, has added two new features today that cyber-security researchers believe are going to be widely abused by hackers.

Facebook Takes Down More Beijing-Backed Fake Accounts

Facebook describes influence operations like this as “coordinated inauthentic behavior” (CIB), as those behind them use fake profiles to “mislead people about who they are and what they are doing.”
September 25, 2020

Twitter prepares for US election with new security training, penetration tests

Twitter said it's been working to bolster its internal security by requiring staff to go through additional security training, engaging in penetration tests, and deploying hardware security keys.

Facebook suspends fake Russian accounts, warns of U.S. election hack-and-leak threat

Facebook said it has dismantled three networks of fake accounts that could be used by Russia's intelligence services to leak hacked documents as part of efforts to disrupt the upcoming U.S. election.
September 23, 2020

Facebook wipes out Chinese, Filipino misinformation campaigns

Facebook has eradicated two separate networks, one Chinese operation and the second one based in Philippines, that have covertly spread content concerning hot political topics and propaganda.

Twitter will make key U.S. political accounts adopt tighter account security

Twitter said on Thursday it was implementing more security measures for certain election-related accounts in the United States.

Former Aussie PM’s Passport Details and Phone Number Obtained by Hacker Following Social Media Post

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s passport details and personal phone number were obtained by a hacker, it has been reported.

WhatsApp and Telegram may not be as secure you think hints new study

Popular mobile messengers like WhatsApp expose personal data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts based on phone numbers from their address book, say researchers.

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