Big name TikTok accounts hijacked after opening DM

High profile TikTok accounts, including CNN, Sony, and—er­—Paris Hilton have been targeted in a recent attack. CNN was the first account takeover that made the news, with Semafor reporting that the account was down for several days after the incident. Read More …

Why and how TikTok was banned in New Caledonia

Speaking in Paris on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced that the high commissioner for the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia had “banned TikTok” across the entire archipelago, in addition to a series Read More …

White House ‘very in favor’ of bill thought to target TikTok

One of the authors of a Senate bill that would enable the US commerce department to ban technologies with links to foreign governments has said the Biden White House is “very in favor” of the measure, but stopped short of Read More …

UK: TikTok to be blocked from parliamentary devices and network over cyber security fears

The commissions of the House of Commons and House of Lords have announced they will follow the move taken by the government on official devices, citing the need for cyber security. A parliament spokesman said that TikTok “will be blocked Read More …

UK minister asks National Cyber Security Centre to look into safety of app

UK security minister Tom Tugendhat has asked the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to look into TikTok after governments around the world have begun banning it from their work phones. The Chinese-owned video sharing app is increasingly under the European Read More …

European Commission bans TikTok from employees’ phones

The Commission said in a statement that all its employees will have to comply by March 15. This measure aims “to protect the Commission against cybersecurity threats and actions which may be exploited for cyber-attacks against the corporate environment of Read More …

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 …

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 …

FCC Commissioner urges Google and Apple to ban TikTok

“TikTok is not just another video app. That’s the sheep’s clothing.” That’s what Brendan Carr wrote in his tweet along with a copy of the letter he sent Apple and Google, asking the companies to remove TikTok from their app Read More …