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Facebook reports another data leak

Another data leak on Facebook

Facebook developers have discovered a software bug related to access rights to information of group members. Perhaps there was another data leak. Due to an API error, some application administrators may have bypassed previously imposed restrictions and received sensitive information from users. The social network limited access to this data …

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Facebook has blocked the accounts of NSO Group employees

Facebook blocked NSO Group

This week, Facebook sued against the Israeli company NSO Group, which develops and sells spyware solutions and the so-called “legal malware”. Now it became known that Facebook has blocked the accounts of NSO Group employees. The reason for the lawsuit was the zero-day vulnerability in WhatsApp, which became known in …

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Cyberattack disables many Georgian websites

Cyberattack on many Georgian websites

Yesterday, on October 28, 2019, the media reported about massive attacks on the Georgian segment of the Internet. The cyberattack disabled many Georgian sites: for example, unknown attackers defaced Georgian president website, governmental resources and interfered in the work of local media. In particular, were attacked Georgian television companies Imedi, …

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Twitter used 2FA users’ data to display targeted ads

Twitter used 2FA ads data

Representatives of Twitter admitted that the company inadvertently used data such as email addresses and phone numbers, intended for security purposes, for example, for two-factor authentication (2FA), to display targeted ads. The fact is that when companies and users promote their ads on Twitter, they can filter the advertising audience …

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Phone numbers of 419 million Facebook users leaked to the Network

Facebook phone numbers leaked

Attackers posted on the Internet a leaked database with information about the phone numbers of millions Facebook users. The discovered server contained databases with data from more than 419 million users from different countries, including from the USA (133 million), Vietnam (50 million), and Great Britain (18 million). Since the …

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Hong Kong users accuse Facebook and China’s Zao app in violating privacy

Facebook and Zao violating privacy

In the past few years, Facebook was noticed in scandals related to violation of users’ privacy. Now, the Facebook application has been convicted of collecting information about users’ system libraries and uploading it to the company’s servers. Additionally, experts blame the Chinese face-changing application Zao for manipulating users’ data. Hong …

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Facebook cooperates with HackerOne to find vulnerabilities in Libra

Facebook with HackerOne for Libra

Facebook representatives said that the company intends to cooperate with the vulnerability search program HackerOne. The goal of this collaboration will be to protect the Libra cryptocurrency project from vulnerabilities. Earlier, government regulators insisted that Facebook postpone the implementation of the project, since Libra, according to authorities, poses a potential …

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Facebook and Google are monitoring porn users

Facebook and Google are monitoring porn

Researchers concluded that large IT-companies, such as Facebook and Google, monitor porn sites users. Authors of the research, specialists from Microsoft Research, Carnegie Melon University and University of Pennsylvania analyzed 22,484 porn sites and found that 93% of them transfer data to third parties, including cases of access through the …

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