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  • Facebook unveils platform for exchanging security threat information

    12.02.2015

    Facebook and sever other big Internet and tech companies have banded together to create ThreatExchange, a platform for exchanging security threat information.

  • Fake Facebook Account Suspended emails lead to Trojans, ransomware

    03.02.2015

    Fake Facebook account suspension emails are doing rounds of inboxes around the world, trying to convince the recipients that their account has been temporarily disabled due to the social network's "Terms and Policies renewal": Seemingly coming from a Facebook email address and signed with "The Facebook Team," the email is likely to trick some of the recipients into following the offered link to the TermsPolicies.pdf.exe file hosted on what seems to be a compromised third party site (assetdigitalmarketing [dot] com).

  • Hottest Snapchats scam spreads on Facebook

    16.01.2015

    A spam campaign revealing the 10 Hottest Snapchats is a new entry to the long list of Facebook scams flooding the social network.

  • Thousands fall for Free Audi R8 Facebook scam

    20.11.2014

    Over 200,000 Facebook users have so far fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands are joining the victim list each hour, according to Bitdefender.

  • Facebook updates terms and policies, introduces interactive privacy guides

    14.11.2014

    Facebook continues with its plan to make the social network's privacy settings easier to understand, and has introduced Privacy Basics.




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Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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