Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics

The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing the company’s information on dissidents who use the platform, marking the first time federal prosecutors have publicly accused the kingdom of running agents in Read More …

Twitter Suspends Accounts Used to Snare Security Researchers

Twitter has shuttered two accounts – @lagal1990 and @shiftrows13 – specifically used to trick security researchers into downloading malware in a long-running cyber-espionage campaign attributed to North Korea. The campaign was first discovered by the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) Read More …

Google: North Korean hackers target security researchers again

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) says that North Korean government-sponsored hackers are once again targeting security researchers using fake Twitter and LinkedIn social media accounts. The hackers also created a website for a fake company named SecuriElite (located in Turkey) Read More …

Twitter Could Face $250M FTC Fine Over Improper Data Use

Twitter may be facing a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine of up to $250 million, after the social media giant last year revealed the improper use of users’ email addresses and phone numbers. In October 2019, Twitter acknowledged that user Read More …

Banking Trojan Gains Ability to Steal Facebook, Twitter and Gmail Accounts

Security researchers have discovered a new, sophisticated form of malware based on the notorious Zeus banking Trojan that steals more than just bank account details. Dubbed Terdot, the banking Trojan has been around since mid-2016 and was initially designed to operate as Read More …