Criminals use trending TikTok challenge to make data-stealing malware invisible

Malware-slinging miscreants are taking advantage of a trending TikTok challenge — and viewers’ dirty minds — to spread data-stealing malware via a phony app that’s had more than one million views so far. The new TikTok trend is called Invisible Read More …

Major Twitter hack sees 5.4 million phone numbers and email addresses leaked on the dark web

More than 5.4 million Twitter user records, including personal phone numbers and email addresses, are up for grabs on the dark web in a massive data dump that some believe the Elon Musk-owned firm is attempting to cover up. The Read More …

Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users

Facebook’s owner has been fined €265m (£230m) by the Irish data watchdog after a breach that resulted in the details of more than 500 million users being published online. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said Meta had infringed two articles Read More …

Meta links US military to fake social media influence campaigns

In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military. Meta said it picked up on three major covert Read More …

New Android malware ‘RatMilad’ can steal your data, record audio

A new Android spyware named ‘RatMilad’ was discovered targeting mobile devices in the Middle East, used to spy on victims and steal data. The RatMilad spyware was discovered by mobile security firm Zimperium who warned that the malware could be Read More …

Meta dismantles massive Russian network spoofing Western news sites

Meta says it took down an extensive network of Facebook and Instagram accounts pushing disinformation published on more than 60 websites that spoofed multiple legitimate news sites across Europe. This influence network mainly targeted Germany, France, Italy, Ukraine, and the Read More …

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after major social media companies identified and took offline fake accounts suspected of being run by the U.S. military in violation of the platforms’ rules. Colin Read More …

Bots manipulate public opinion in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found bots have had a major online presence during the war between Russia and Ukraine. The researchers analysed 5,203,764 tweets, retweets, quote tweets and replies posted to Twitter between 23 February 2022, and Read More …

Vulnerability in TikTok Android app could lead to one-click account hijacking

Microsoft discovered a high-severity vulnerability in the TikTok Android application, which could have allowed attackers to compromise users’ accounts with a single click. The vulnerability, which would have required several issues to be chained together to exploit, has been fixed Read More …