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400 Million Twitter Users’ Scraped Info Goes on Sale!

The sample data seen by Hackread.com shows that the sold information also includes records on top celebrities and political figures, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bollywood’s Salman Khan. On December 23, 2022, a threat actor going by the handle “Ryushi” claimed to sell more than 400 million Twitter users’ personal details on BreachedForums, […]

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Nearly 500 million WhatsApp User Records Sold Online

The 2022 database is said to contain WhatsApp user data from 84 countries with Egypt having the largest chunk of stolen phone numbers. In what is becoming a rather common trend, a threat actor is claiming to sell 487 million WhatsApp users’ mobile phone numbers on a popular hacking community forum which surfaced as an […]

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Oops! Meta Security Guards Hacked Facebook Users

Facebook parent Meta has disciplined or fired at least 25 workers for allegedly hacking into user accounts. Some of the workers were contract security guards, we’re told. Wait … disciplined or fired? How were they not all fired? And prosecuted? And how come security guards have access to Facebook’s internal account-recovery tools? All these questions and more will be asked in today’s SB Blogwatch. Please tell […]

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The hijab will never be the same

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran has ignited the most powerful protests the country has seen in years. Authorities there have rolled out a host of new tools to throttle mobile phone connections, block social media sites, and make it harder for people on the ground to organize. Our Click Here team spoke to […]

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Twitter hacker touting the data of over 5.4 million users, including celebrities and companies, for $30,000

Over 5.4 million Twitter users have reportedly been targeted in a major breach of personal data following revelations earlier this year that the site had a serious security flaw.  The security flaw came to light in January, when a user on HackerOne named “zhirinovskiy” pointed out that Twitter was vulnerable to hackers seeking to use information for […]

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Social Media Bots Infographic Set

Social Media Bots Infographic – by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Bots (Digital Media and Society)

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Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down worldwide, it’s panic online

Users worldwide are not able to access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services due to a BGP problems. Users attempting to visit the above services are displaying “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” The mobile applications of the social network giant and its Tor hidden services are also not working. At the time of this writing, it is unclear if the […]

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Copyright scammers turn to phone numbers instead of web links

Copyright scams aren’t new – we’ve written about them many times in recent years. These scammers often target your Facebook or Instagram account, fraudulently claiming that someone has registered a complaint about content that you’ve posted, such as a photo, and telling you that you need to resolve the issue in order to avoid getting locked out of your […]

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Facebook funds research on the impact of social media on elections

Impact of social media on elections Facebook is going to fund academic research on the impact of social media on elections, aimed at preventing manipulation of these platforms. Source: Facebook funds research on the impact of social media on elections  Subscribe in a reader

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Social Media Stalking

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Facebook Account Hack: Spam 80,000 friends

by Sandy Sidhu Social media is hot. 140 characters is the way to communicate these days and it’s not unusual to hear someone say, “I have 3000 friends.” We often hear about the success stories, but what about the unsuccessful ones? Take Jonathan Emile, a Montreal-based hip-hop artist, who has made his living building a […]

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