Hackers Using Fake Trump’s Scandal Video to Spread QNode Malware – Tempemail

Cybesecurity researchers today revealed a new malspam campaign that distributes a remote access Trojan (RAT) by purporting to contain a sex scandal video of U.S. President Donald Trump. The emails, which carry with the subject line “GOOD LOAN OFFER!!,” come attached with a Java archive (JAR) file called “TRUMP_SEX_SCANDAL_VIDEO.jar,” which, Continue Reading

Twitter to remove tweets that spread lies about Covid vaccines | Twitter

Twitter will remove tweets that spread harmful misinformation, starting with the Covid-19 vaccine, the company has announced – and from 2021 it will begin to label tweets that push conspiracy theories. The move sees the company follow Facebook and YouTube in tightening up policies around the coronavirus vaccination as the Continue Reading

Obama says spread of conspiracy theories are ‘single biggest threat to democracy’- Tempemail

The former president commented on the debate, which has been a focus for the Trump administration both before and during the pandemic, in an interview with The Atlantic. Mr Obama continued to say that while he did not “hold the tech companies entirely responsible, because this predates social media”, that Continue Reading

Fake news will play a part in the US election again, it’s time to battle the spread of misinformation- Tempemail

Imagine it’s 1938. You’re sitting at home listening to a radio show, when it gets abruptly interrupted by a newsflash: unusual phenomena have been registered on Mars and objects are moving towards the earth. A reporter is live on-site at an observatory and talks to an astronomer about the disturbing Continue Reading

The dangerous global spread of the QAnon conspiracy theory – podcast | Australia news- Tempemail

This episode first aired on Today in Focus, the Guardian’s global daily news podcast. The Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong talks to Anushka Asthana about the rise of QAnon, an online conspiracy theory. QAnon followers believe that the world is run by a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping Democrats Continue Reading

‘Rumors spread like wildfire’: false posts claiming activists started Oregon fires flood social media | World news- Tempemail

Misinformation about the source of the wildfires raging across the Pacific north-west is spreading rapidly on social media, prompting public officials to plead with the public to stop sharing rumors. Many of the rumors claim without evidence that the fires were lit by political activists, either by the far-right group Continue Reading

Australian laws can’t stop spread of suicide footage on TikTok | Social media- Tempemail

Australian legislation requiring social media companies to quickly remove abhorrent violent material cannot be used to stop the viral spread of a suicide video currently circulating on TikTok, the eSafety commissioner’s office has said. Schools in Australia on Tuesday alerted parents to a viral video showing an American man killing Continue Reading

Researchers Exploited A Bug in Emotet to Stop the Spread of Malware – Tempemail

Emotet, a notorious email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, contained a flaw that allowed cybersecurity researchers to activate a kill-switch and prevent the malware from infecting systems for six months. “Most of the vulnerabilities and exploits that you read about are good news for attackers and Continue Reading

‘Everybody’s entitled to their opinion – but not their own facts’: The spread of climate denial on Facebook- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. An article linking climate change to Earth’s solar orbit went viral last year, racking up 4.2million views on social media and widely shared on Facebook. It was the most-engaged with climate Continue Reading

Joker Malware Apps Once Again Bypass Google’s Security to Spread via Play Store – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off yet another instance of Android malware hidden under the guise of legitimate applications to stealthily subscribe unsuspecting users for premium services without their knowledge. In a report published by Check Point research today, the malware — infamously called Joker (or Bread) — has found Continue Reading