LokiBot – Android banking malware that turns into ransomware

New Android banking trojan malware called “LokiBot” comes with ransomware capabilities which are triggered if the user tries to disable the malware’s admin rights or when victims try to remove it. Once... Read more »

German Police Use FaceBook Photos to Hunt Down Crooks

Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook “friends” to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state’s interior... Read more »

“socialbots” Steal 250Gb of Facebook Data

A small array of scripts programmed to pass themselves off as real people stole 250 gigabytes worth of personal information from Facebook users in just eight weeks, researchers said... Read more »

4yrs In Jail For Inciting Riots Using Facebook

In the fallout of the August Riots across the UK, two men from the the North West of England were sentenced to 4yrs in jail for trying to incite... Read more »

Twitter “Stalker App” Scam

A “Stalkers app” doing the rounds on Twitter is actually a phishing scam, security watchers warn. The Stalkers app, which purports to be officially sanctioned and to track people... Read more »

Facebook Blocks Chrome Data Exporter

Facebook has blocked a Google Chrome extension that let you export information about your Facebook “friends” so that data can be shuttled into competing services. Known as Facebook Friends... Read more »

Facebook Leaks Access to Millions of Profiles

Facebook has leaked access to millions of users’ photographs, profiles and other personal information because of a years-old bug that overrides individual privacy settings, researchers from Symantec said. The... Read more »

Osama bin Laden Dead Pictures Are Virus Trap

This just in from the FBI’s department of the bleedin’ obvious: if someone emails you with pictures of Osama bin Laden’s bullet-riddled corpse, this is probably an attempt to... Read more »

Facebook fixes Hotmail reset bug

Facebook has plugged a password reset glitch involving users who linked their social network profiles to Hotmail webmail address. The flaw, discovered by Turkish security researcher Serkan Gencel, also... Read more »

Profile Spy Worm Spreading Fast Over Twitter

Twitter has been struck by a virally spreading worm that attempts to make money by scamming users into filling out surveys and viewing advertisements. The rogue Twitter app is... Read more »