Facebook shuts accounts in anti-vaccine influencer campaign | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a mysterious advertising agency operating from Russia that sought to pay social media influencers to smear Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca. A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing Continue Reading

Beware! New Android Malware Hacks Thousands of Facebook Accounts – Tempemail

A new Android trojan has been found to compromise Facebook accounts of over 10,000 users in at least 144 countries since March 2021 via fraudulent apps distributed through Google Play Store and other third-party app marketplaces. Dubbed “FlyTrap,” the previously undocumented malware is believed to be part of a family Continue Reading

Instagram Launches ‘Security Checkup’ to Help Users Recover Hacked Accounts – Tempemail

Instagram earlier this week introduced a new “Security Checkup” feature that aims to keep accounts safe and help users—whose accounts may have been compromised—to recover them. In order to gain access to accounts, users will be prompted to perform a series of steps, which include checking recent login activity, reviewing Continue Reading

Facebook Suspends Accounts Used by Iranian Hackers to Target US Military Personnel – Tempemail

Facebook on Thursday disclosed it dismantled a “sophisticated” online cyber espionage campaign conducted by Iranian hackers targeting about 200 military personnel and companies in the defense and aerospace sectors in the U.S., U.K., and Europe using fake online personas on its platform. The social media giant pinned the attacks to Continue Reading

ID for social media accounts will only put the most vulnerable at risk- Tempemail

The racist abuse suffered by England’s Black footballers has once again posed questions about how to tackle the problem. Everyone seems to have a solution. Most are poorly thought-out, and likely to do more harm than good. More than 600,000 of us have thrown our weight behind a petition launched Continue Reading

Outrage over crackdown on LGBTQ WeChat accounts in China | China- Tempemail

An online clampdown of social media accounts associated with China’s campus LGBTQ movement has sparked outrage, solidarity and backlash against the authorities’ treatment of the country’s sexual and gender minorities. Dozens of WeChat accounts run by LGBTQ university students were blocked and then deleted on Tuesday, without warning. Some of Continue Reading

China shuts down social media accounts of LGBT+ student organisations- Tempemail

China’s government has shut down dozens of social media accounts belonging to LGBT+ student organisations. The accounts on Chinese social media app WeChat were permanently closed on Tuesday amid an crackdown on organisations deemed a “bad influence” by the ruling Communist Party. They included accounts linked to top universities, such Continue Reading

Facebook Sues 4 Vietnamese for Hacking Accounts and $36 Million Ad Fraud – Tempemail

Facebook on Tuesday revealed it filed two separate legal actions against perpetrators who abused its ad platform to run deceptive advertisements in violation of the company’s Terms and Advertising Policies. “In the first case, the defendants are a California marketing company and its agents responsible for a bait-and-switch advertising scheme Continue Reading

Instagram‌ ‌Bug Allowed Anyone to View Private Accounts Without Following Them – Tempemail

Instagram has patched a new flaw that allowed anyone to view archived posts and stories posted by private accounts without having to follow them. “This bug could have allowed a malicious user to view targeted media on Instagram,” Mayur Fartade said in a Medium post today. “An attacker could have Continue Reading