Ransomware Attackers Partnering With Cybercrime Groups to Hack High-Profile Targets – Tempemail

As ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure skyrocket, new research shows that threat actors behind such disruptions are increasingly shifting from using email messages as an intrusion route to purchasing access from cybercriminal enterprises that have already infiltrated major targets. “Ransomware operators often buy access from independent cybercriminal groups who infiltrate Continue Reading

Facebook under fire as human rights groups claim ‘censorship’ of pro-Palestine posts | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook’s often inscrutable content moderation process has come under renewed fire during the 11-day bombardment of Gaza after hundreds of pro-Palestine posts were removed, many without explanation. Nearly 500 removals on Instagram and Facebook were documented by 7amleh, a Palestinian digital rights non-profit, between 6 and 19 May. Now, 7amleh Continue Reading

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’ | Facebook

Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audience of Continue Reading

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews | Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp down on the practice. In January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority secured an agreement from Facebook to “better identify, investigate Continue Reading

Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate | The far right- Tempemail

Instagram has become a hub for young neo-Nazis to recruit young people to far-right groups, a report from an anti-racism group has warned. The recommendations-driven platform and focus on visual media make it ideal for spreading propaganda, Hope Not Hate (HNH) said in its annual State of Hate assessment. HNH Continue Reading

‘It let white supremacists organize’: the toxic legacy of Facebook’s Groups | Facebook

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, announced last week the platform will no longer algorithmically recommend political groups to users in an attempt to “turn down the temperature” on online divisiveness. But experts say such policies are difficult to enforce, much less quantify, Continue Reading

5 Learnings From A Conversation With OP Financial Group’s CISO And @mrtuxracer- Tempemail

On 20 January, Tempemail’s CEO, Marten Mickos, sat down for a chat with European hacker, Julien Ahrens a.k.a @mrtuxracer, and Teemu Ylhäisi, CISO at OP Financial Group.  Teemu Ylhäisi, CISO at OP Financial Group.  OP Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in Finland. The group offers retail Continue Reading

Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

This story is part of an ongoing reporting project by Micah Loewinger, reporter/producer for the WNYC Studios show On the Media, and Hampton Stall, founder of MilitiaWatch. Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media Continue Reading

Inside the hyper-local world of Facebook’s ‘buy nothing’ groups | Australia news- Tempemail

We all have things we don’t need. For Canberra resident Zoe Bowman, it is melon ballers. “Someone asked for a melon baller to make some melon balls for a kid’s party, and I looked in the drawer and I had three,” she says. “I don’t need three melon ballers!” The Continue Reading