Fake Mobile Apps Steal Facebook Credentials, Cryptocurrency-Related Keys

Trend Micro researchers recently observed a number of apps on Google Play designed to perform malicious activities such as stealing user credentials and other sensitive user information, including private keys. Because of the number and popularity of these apps — Read More …

Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests

Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, provided customer data to hackers who masqueraded as law enforcement officials, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Apple and Meta provided basic subscriber details, such as Read More …

Russia labels Meta an ‘extremist’ organization, bans Instagram

Russia’s Investigative Committee, the nation’s peak criminal and anti-corruption investigation body, has opened a probe into whether Meta is an extremist organization. The move follows Meta’s decision last week to relax rules about exhortations to commit violence posted to its Read More …

Meta bans ‘cyber-mercenaries’ that targeted 50,000 people

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has banned several “cyber-mercenary” groups thought to have been offering surveillance services aimed at activists, dissidents and journalists worldwide. The social media giant said on Thursday it had begun warning about 50,000 people it believed may Read More …

FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data – in Real Time

As Apple and WhatsApp have built themselves into multibillion-dollar behemoths, they’ve done it while preaching the importance of privacy, especially when it comes to secure messaging. But in a previously unreported FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone, the bureau claims Read More …

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new “privacy-focused vision” for Facebook in March 2019, he cited the company’s global messaging service, WhatsApp, as a model. Acknowledging that “we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,” the Facebook Read More …

New CopperStealer malware steals Google, Apple, Facebook accounts

Previously undocumented account-stealing malware distributed via fake software crack sites targets the users of major service providers, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. The malware, dubbed CopperStealer by Proofpoint researchers, is an actively developed password and cookie stealer with a Read More …