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  • Facebook trawls through paste sites for compromised credentials

    20.10.2014

    In the spirit of November as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook security engineer Chris Long shared how the company discovers that some of its users' accounts could be compromised and preemptively pushes them towards changing the password.

  • Facebook doubles bounties for bugs in ads code

    16.10.2014

    Facebook has announced that all vulnerabilities affecting the company's ads code will now be worth twice as much to the bug hunters who find and responsibly disclose them via Facebook's bug bounty program.

  • Emma Watson leaked Facebook video delivers Trojans

    09.10.2014

    A new scam is taking advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity and using the Harry Potter star as bait to spread malware on Facebook, warns antivirus solutions provider Bitdefender.

  • Internet giants band together to improve open source programs

    16.09.2014

    A group of companies that includes Facebook, Google, Dropbox, GitHub and Khan Academy has announced a new collaboration that will focus on making open source "easier for everyone".

  • "Win Free iPhone 6" scams hit Facebook

    16.09.2014

    As the day of the release of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus draws near, scammers have expectedly begun using the new devices as a lure in Facebook scams.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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