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Fact-checking program extended on Instagram

Facebook is expanding its fact-checking program on Instagram globally. This is to help combat the rising amount of misinformation. The company started working in May with third-party fact-checkers in the US. If they consider the content as false, Instagram labels it as such.
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Over 1TB of customer data leaked

Vpnmentor discovered over 1TB of customer data leaked from a huge online retailer.  Researchers found the breach in the security of LigthInTheBox – a Chinese online retailer with a significant North American fan base. Researchers managed to gain access to a…
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Christmas-themed phishing at work

Christmas-themed phishing lures hit users’ emails from spammers behind Emotet. According to researchers, Cofense Labs discovered the phishing emails. The attackers are trying to gain legitimacy with subject lines such as “Christmas” or “Christmas Party”. One…
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Malware campaign mining for Monero

Researchers discovered a new malware campaign mining for Monero. This is a cryptocurrency and the campaign deploys miner on Windows installations. In order to avoid detection, it is using the hollowing technique. This covers up a process behind a secondary process. In order…
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Chrome warns you if your password was stolen

Chrome warns you if your password was stolen, according to Google’s announcement. So, Google will alert users if their credentials were compromised. The new feature was integrated into Google Accounts. Thus, users have an easy way to check if their login credentials…
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Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims

Two Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims with malware and have been sentenced to jailtime. The malware stole credentials and financial information. So, it scammed victims out of four million dollars. Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were sentenced to 20…
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Snatch reboots Windows to bypass antivirus

Cybersecurity experts discovered a new version of the Snatch ransomware. This reboots infected Windows computers into Safe Mode. Then, it encrypts victims’ files to avoid antivirus detection. In the diagnostic mode, Windows starts with a minimal set of drivers and…
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Vietnamese hackers compromised BMW and Hyundai

A Vietnamese group supported by the authorities compromised BMW and Hyundai. So, the giants’ networks were under cyber-attacks for months, recently. “Ocean Lotus” (code name APT32) has been operational for a few years. In the spring, it infiltrated the network of…
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Tobacco web platform compromised in Romania

Attackers managed to compromise a tobacco web platform in Romania. The British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the most gigantic manufacturers of nicotine and tobacco products. It seems that everything happened due to a ransomware attack and data breach. The data breach…
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Facebook, hit by Chinese ad fraud

The social media giant sued a Chinese company which infiltrated Facebook for ad fraud. Mark Zuckerberg’s company claims that the company used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of accounts. Then, it used them to run “deceptive ads” promoting counterfeit…