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Facebook scrubbed accounts related to QAnon and a designated hate group in April

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

The takedowns were part of a broader effort that included not just QAnon, but also inauthentic behavior from Russia, Iran and elsewhere.

Syrian government surveillance campaign turns to spreading malware in coronavirus apps

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

In a long-running surveillance campaign, coronavirus is just the latest disguise for malicious spyware applications.

Malicious coronavirus-themed emails are lucrative for crooks, FBI warns

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

In a public service announcement and a separate, broader bulletin, the bureau says the problem is real, and the losses to businesses and other organizations are "significant."

A French page impersonating Politico was nabbed in Facebook's latest takedown

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

It was the latest in Facebook's monthly updates about posts that violate the company's rules.

Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

It's a reminder of the cruel opportunism with which many cybercriminals approach the crisis.

Security pros help HHS fix a website flaw that exposed visitors to malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The issue risked exposing people to malware used to steal credit card information and email credentials.

China borrowing Russian tactics to spread coronavirus disinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

China has abandoned rigid information control and pulled a page out of Russia's playbook: spreading chaos.

Surveillance campaign against Libyans uses fake Johns Hopkins COVID-19-tracking map

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Mobile security firm Lookout has traced a malicious Android application to what it says is a campaign to spy on people in Libya.

Facebook takes down inauthentic accounts from India, Egypt

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

One of the campaigns is a reboot of an earlier network, showing takedowns might not be enough.

Accounts focused on African politics are linked to a Russian tycoon, Facebook says

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Putin ally, has been focused on raising the Kremlin’s profile in Africa.

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