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“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn links

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A social media botnet that spammed Twitter accounts with links to pornographic content sent out more than 8.5 million posts from 90,000 unique accounts before it was neutralized, according to a new report. The botnet, dubbed Siren (as in the seductive mythical creatures who lured sailors […]

‘DoubleSwitch’ is a new hacking tactic for Twitter accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets. The hack, called “DoubleSwitch” involves taking […]

Twitter sues U.S. Homeland Security to block probe into Trump critic’s identity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The social media company said that allowing the department access to the person behind the @ALT_USCIS account would produce a “grave chilling effect.” Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking the court to prevent … The post Twitter sues U.S. […]

CIA is investing in firms that specialize in sifting through social media posts

The Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm is investing in companies that develop artificial intelligence to sift through enormous numbers of social media postings and decipher patterns, according to a report. A document obtained by The Intercept indicates that In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, has made unpublicized investments in 38 companies, many of which […]

Web censorship protects national security, does not affect business as China claims

Following US claims of worsening web censorship in China, the nation’s Internet regulator reiterated that the system only protects national security, and does not discriminate against any foreign company. It also refuted reports of businesses being hampered due to censorship policies. The statement was delivered in response to the annual report by The US Trade […]

Cuba’s state media denounce ‘secret Twitter’ as proof of US cyber-war

Disclosures of a mystery US government system to set up a cellphone-based informal organization in Cuba are, no doubt trumpeted in the island’s authority media as proof of Havana’s rehashed charges that Washington is pursuing a “digital war” to attempt to blend up agitation. “Zunzuneo joins a broad rundown of mystery against Cuban operations” including […]

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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Official Twitter Accounts of FC Barcelona

Syrian Electronic Army, the pro- Bashar Al Assad Syrian hackers, hacked the official twitter accounts of Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona) and sent several tweets from three official accounts of the club. Screenshot of SEA’s latest hack The compromised accounts included Spanish, Catalonian and English handles where all the posts contained link to the profile of […]

Spammers take over Twitter Trends with sexy hashtags

  Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Tweetland, London saw some odd hashtags, sent out from spam brands. According to the Guardian, Londoners awoke on Friday morning to find their automatically generated trending topics lists stuffed with sexy tags. Namely, spammers used Twitter algorithms to their advantage in order to flood the site with the hashtags #escort, #massage […]

Twitter vulnerability lets apps send DMs without user permission

  Security researcher Egor Homakov has discovered a Twitter vulnerability which allows apps to send DMs without requiring explicit user permission. TNW has verified the findings and can confirm the bug. This means Twitter apps that don’t ask for permission to send DMs can do so anyway. For example, Twitpic doesn’t ask for access to your DMs when you […]