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U.S. must increase defenses against Iranian information operations, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

Iranian bots and trolls are subtler than Russia's, according to researchers at the Atlantic Council.

Thriving ‘disinformation-as-a-service’ market could make smearing corporate rivals easy

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

It is “alarmingly simple and inexpensive” to launch a sophisticated disinformation campaign with help available in cybercrime forums, analysts from Recorded Future concluded after studying the issue.

Imperva says cloud firewall customers' passwords were exposed

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

The company found out about the incident last week thanks to an unnamed third party, he said.

A bot doesn't need to talk like a bot for Twitter to notice

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

The approach is an attempt to solve a problem that keeps changing.

Up to 40 percent of traffic on ticket sites is automated. Here's why that's bad for security.

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

Bad bots made up 39.9 percent of ticket-buying traffic between September and December 2018, according to Distil Networks.

A quarter of Twitter support for Arizona, Florida candidates is phony: research

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 years ago

The research highlights an increasingly artificial political conversation in battleground states on the eve of the midterms.