Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Meta expanding Facebook security program for government officials, journalists, activists

Meta announced on Thursday that it is expanding its Facebook Protect service — which provides specialized security services for certain Facebook accounts being targeted by hackers — to more countries.…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

Meta scrubbed a fake scientist's account that spread bogus COVID-19 claims

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP On July 24, 2021 a Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the United States was pressuring the…

FBI seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency from REvil ransomware affiliate

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 1, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI in August seized approximately $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker affiliated with the REvil ransomware gang, according…

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus Security researchers have linked the notorious state-sponsored Ghostwriter cyber-espionage and disinformation operation to Belarus for the first time. An extensive report published yesterday noted threat intelligence…

Mandiant links Belarus to Ghostwriter campaign, which leaked stolen data and pushed disinformation

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government is partially responsible for a years-long influence operation targeting Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, according to research published Tuesday.…

Belarus government accused of 'partial responsibility' for Ghostwriter campaigns

The Belarusian government has been accused of at least “partial responsibility” for Ghostwriter attacks in Europe.  While cybersecurity companies often err on the side of caution when it comes to…

MasterFred Malware Poses a Threat to Netflix, Instagram, and Twitter Users

A new malware has emerged on the threat landscape scene. Dubbed MasterFred malware, this is designed as an Android trojan that makes use of false login overlays to target not…

A Tough Week for REvil Ransomware

The REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware (AKA Sodin) is a great example of Ransomware-as-a-Service, a type of cybercrime where two parties collaborate on the hack: the code writers who create the ransomware, and…