Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm

The new policies directly build on Facebook's security work cracking down on inauthentic coordinated behavior.

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Apple patches against alleged NSO Group zero-click exploit used on activists

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

Apple released its iOS 14.8 update Monday.

Olympus investigating reported ransomware attack with BlackMatter hallmarks

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

The Japanse company said it held up data transfers in some business areas as security personnel look into the matter.

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to chat backups, locking up data in the cloud

by Tonya Riley • 7 days ago

The feature gives users a safer way to back up messages.

A spyware app designed to monitor Kurdish targets attracted more than 1,400 downloads

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The identity of the spies remains unclear, though the hacking tool is capable of collecting vast amounts of data.

Pro-Beijing operatives used social media to try promoting NYC protest

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

China's efforts to sway online opinions in its favor have ramped up.

ProtonMail said Swiss court order left no choice but to log activist's IP address

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

ProtonMail received more than 3,500 orders from Swiss courts in 2020, up from 17 in 2017.

Under fire from privacy advocates, Apple delays controversial photo scanning plan

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The company said it plans to make improvements to the controversial features.

FBI warns of 'large increase' in sextortion attacks, with $8 million in reported losses in 2021

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The FBI bulletin confirms what many cybercrime researchers may have already feared: Sextortion scams are prevalent, and profitable.

WhatsApp hit with $267 million GDPR fine for bungling user privacy disclosure

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Facebook is appealing the decision.

SolarWinds hackers targeted Autodesk in latest confirmed fallout from cyber-espionage campaign

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The company detected a compromised server that was quickly taken offline, it told the Securities and Exchange Commission.