Category: Social Network News

Social News

  • Facebook users hit with “You are in this video?” malware scam

    Until now you must have heard about so many scams involving Facebook Messenger that whenever you see a suspicious chat message sent from other friends on your Facebook profile, you instantly feel alerted. However, there are still innocent Facebook users who fall prey to such scams every other day. The latest scam also uses the […]

  • Brazilian Gov’t Twitter account mistakenly posts social media passwords

    Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Brazilian government portal @PortalBrasil sent out an alert tweet to its 502,000 followers that “National Force will remain in the State of Rio Grande do Norte for 60 days,” but along with the tweet, came a Google Drive link which upon clicking took users to an excel file […]

  • Twitter suspends ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’ account for harassment

    Twitter account of the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli aka pharma bro has been suspended by Twitter after a series of tweets harassing Lauren Duca, an American freelance writer & reporter. It all started when Shkreli started tagging Duca in his tweets and even changed his bio to “I have a small crush […]

  • OurMine Group Hacks Nat Geo Photography’s Twitter Account

    The OurMine hacking group is back with yet another high-profile social media hack. This time, the group has hacked the official Twitter account of Nat Geo Photography about an hour ago and started a series of Tweets to its 2.71 million followers. After taking over the verified account of Nat Geo Photography the group posted their signature tweet […]

  • Beware: Facebook collects data about your offline life through data brokers

    Facebook needs no introduction; it is a social networking platform that helps you connect with your family, friends, colleagues and loved ones, as well as lets you find new acquaintances and even life partner. It is a very useful platform but sadly, Facebook is also involved in activities, which many users would consider an invasion […]

  • US Immigration asking foreign travelers for their social media account details

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) devised a new rule in June this year for foreign travelers wishing to visit the US. According to the new rule, foreign travelers are required to give their social media account details to US Immigration authorities. A US government official stated that foreign travelers in the country […]

  • Scammers spreading celebrity nude PDFs on Facebook, pushing malware installation

    Google Chrome is one of the most used Internet browsers but lately, it is being used by cybercriminals and scammers to infect users with adware, malware and other malicious programs due to the low level of scrutiny on its web store. Recently, an Internet security firm Cyren discovered a malicious Chrome extension spreading nude celebrity PDFs all […]

  • Facebook Technical Glitch Making Old Pictures Reappear on Timeline

    Would you not find it surprising and somewhat suspicious if the photos that you posted on Facebook months ago make a comeback and re-appear on your timeline? You would definitely get alarmed. So if you are facing the same issue, believe us, you are not alone. This issue started affecting Facebook users since Friday. Many […]

  • Ransoc Desktop Locker Ransomware Scans Social Media Profiles for Exploitation

    Researchers have identified a new scheme of ransomware called Ransoc. It is a new type of desktop locking malware that gets activated after it discovers evidence of media files downloaded via Torrents or child pornography links on the targeted computer. Usually, ransomware tries to encrypt all files on the target computer and then sends out […]

  • Facebook buys stolen passwords on the black market to protect your account

    Facebook Relying on Black Market for Buying Passwords and Safeguard Users Privacy How will you react if Facebook asked you to come up with a different password for logging into your account and to forget about the password you are using for years? Most probably you will feel annoyed. What if we tell you that […]

  • It’s not just you: Twitter was down everywhere

    It’s not your Internet connection so don’ panic, Twitter was down for everyone. Twitter was down almost all over the world for over 15 minutes. We asked our readers in Australia, India, Pakistan and US who confirmed that the social media giant was down. It is unclear what’s the reason behind the outage however last month […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg to be Tried by Munich Court for Tolerating Offending Content

    It’s a bad time for Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook in Germany — He and other Facebook staff are facing charges of abetting crimes like Holocaust denial. Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and some other senior staff members at Facebook will be facing abetting crimes charges equivalent to the Holocaust denial charges in Germany. According to […]

  • Learn How to Enable Encryption on Facebook Messenger

    Do you know How to turn on encryption on Facebook messenger? Well, look no further and follow the steps mentioned in this article. Back in July, Facebook promised us all that the social network will soon be offering end-to-end message encryption. Now, the organization has lived up to our expectations and is now offering end-to-end […]

  • Germany tells Facebook to delete and stop saving WhatsApp user data

    The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has ordered Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp users’ data in Germany and delete it. A German regulator ordered Facebook to stop collecting data from German WhatsApp users and delete all the data it has received and stored through the messaging application. The Hamburg Commissioner for […]

  • Facebook Post Tagging Scam Steals Your Login Credentials

    Latest Facebook scam is spreading like wildfire and it uses a Chrome app to steal login credentials — So watch out. Facebook is the most used social media platform around the world with 1.65 billion users and that’s what makes it a lucrative target for crooks, hackers and online scammers. Today, HackRead got to know […]

  • Viner Amanda Cerny’ Vine Account Hacked; Verification Badge Removed

    Vine celebrity Amanda Cerny had her Vine account hacked by Saudi Arabia-based OurMine hackers. Amanda Cerny, known for gaining massive social media following after winning the title of Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for 2011 has now been hacked. Yes, hackers from OurMine hacking group hacked Cerny’s official Vine account yesterday and defaced the Bio section with […]

  • Facebook Photos Lead to Hacking of Facial Recognition System

    So hackers have successfully tricked Facial Recognition System using Facebook profile pictures — What next? A majority of tech firms rely on facial recognition technology for verification of their users. It is indeed a trusted mode of identity verification for some. But University of North Carolina’s team of researchers at the Usenix security conference held […]

  • Twitter account of WikiPedia Founder Jimmy Wales Hacked by OurMine

    OurMine hackers have found their new target and this time it’s WikiPedia co-founder Jimmy Wales The official Twitter account of Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia and Wikia web-hosting company was hacked by OurMine Hackers yesterday.   After taking over Wales account the hackers defaced the Bio section and sent two tweets claiming […]

  • Facebook VP Adam Mosseri’s Twitter Account Hacked by OurMine

    The official Twitter account of Facebook’s VP Adam Mosseri was hacked by OurMine hackers! OurMine hacking group has struck again, this time, the official Twitter account of Adam Mosseri, Vice President, Product Management for News Feed at Facebook was their target. Mosseri, who manages News Feed and Interfaces PM teams at Facebook had his Twitter account hacked on 14th […]