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Twitter “Account Analysis” in R

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This past week @propublica linked to a really spiffy resource for getting an overview of a Twitter user’s profile and activity called accountanalysis. It has a beautiful interface that works as well ...

Cyber Security Roundup for August 2019

Twitter boss, Jack Doresy, had his Twitter account was hacked at the end of August, with hackers using his account to send a stream of offensive messages to his 4.2 million followers ...
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Chinese Accounts Punted Off Twitter, Facebook for Dissing Hong Kong

Influence operations are not limited to Russia, as evidenced by the Chinese efforts to cast the Hong Kong protests as tantamount to the equivalent of a terrorist-backed activity. On Aug. 19, Twitter ...
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Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breached played out publicly ...
Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as "Robbinhood." Media publications have cited sources saying the ...

Social Media Platforms Bring the Dark Web Closer Than You Think

Some of the most popular social media platforms are being exploited by cybercriminals to openly sell their tools and expertise This exploitation means that the lines between clear web platforms and their ...

New report: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy

New report outlines how cybercriminals are exploiting trust on social media to spread malware and buy/sell hacking tools and expertise With social media playing a crucial day-to-day role in the workplace, this ...
German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

2019 kicked off with a major security breach in Germany that compromised the personal data of some 1,000 politicians, journalists and celebrities, including Angela Merkel, Green party leader Robert Habeck, TV personality ...

From GDPR to Meltdown: A Look Back at Memorable Infosec Events in 2018 (Part 1)

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s been a fascinating year in the IT security community. From record-breaking data breaches, new regulations and the Meltdown and Spectre debacle, we can certainly say ...
Project Lakhta: Putin's Chef spends $35M on social media influence

Project Lakhta: Putin’s Chef spends $35M on social media influence

Project Lakhta is the name of a Russian project that was further documented by the Department of Justice last Friday in the form of sharing a Criminal Complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, ...
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