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Dozens of Facebook pages about current events in Libya were linked to malware

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Facebook removed the pages — which collectively had hundreds of thousands of followers — after notification from researchers, Check Point said.

Facebook removes nearly 800 pages for magnifying state media throughout the Middle East

by Jeff Stone • 9 months ago

About 2 million accounts followed at least one of the pages, and nearly $30,0000 in advertising spending was tied to them, Facebook said.

Kaspersky uncovers sophisticated cyber-espionage operation across Africa and Middle East

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 years ago

Kaspersky says the threat is likely the work of a nation-state.

Middle Eastern hacking group is using FinFisher malware to conduct international espionage

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The discovery by Kaspersky Lab marks at least the fifth zero-day exploit used by the so-called BlackOasis group and exposed by security researchers since June 2015.

ISS World: The traveling spyware roadshow for dictatorships and democracies

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

The Intelligence Support Systems World Conference has expanded to bring thousands of prominent spies, police, hackers and powerful bureaucrats together to spend money on some of the latest and greatest in retail spying kits.

What we know (and don't know) about a rash of Middle East mystery hacks

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

A spat of apparent security breaches is making an already tense situation in the Middle East worsen, and there are very few details on who is responsible for each incident.

Tor-developed smartphone app will detect internet censorship and surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

As internet freedom declines, OONIProbe hopes to make censorship and surveillance more transparent than ever before.

How academics are helping cybersecurity students overcome Trump's immigration order

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

Amid a cybersecurity workforce shortage, thousands of people who were planning on contributing to the U.S. cybersecurity community now have a very uncertain future.

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