Security vendors always warn that digital threats will become more sophisticated next year. That’s the gist of Zscaler’s prognostication for 2012.
Beware: The socialbots are coming. These fake profiles mimic real people on Facebook but are actually computer programs that harvest private data from users, and expose them to other security risks.
Happy Halloween: A Facebook account gets compromised once every 140 milliseconds.
Call off the alarms: It turns out that hacktivist group Anonymous is not planning an attack on Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5.
A text message and video by Anonymous is calling for hackers to attack Facebook this November 5, giving the site plenty of time to prepare for an onslaught.
A California man who hacked into women’s Facebook accounts and stole from their email accounts nude or semi-nude images was sentenced to four years in jail.
A Facebook prank has backfired on two Seattle-area preteen girls charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing.
A sizable amount of network traffic including Facebook surfers was re-routed from an AT&T line in the U.S. through Chinanet. Some believe this was a deliberate rerouting by the Chinese government, which has blocked its citizens from accessing the social network for about two years.
Hackers can eavesdrop on the Android version of Facebook using free code readily available online.
The hacker group Anonymous is supporting protestors in Tunisia, where the government may have fired the opening salvo in a cyberwar by arranging for the hacking of dissidents’ and journalists’ accounts on Facebook and other sites.