TorrentFreak: Bogus DMCA Notices Sent to Google By Fake Google….To Protect Google?

TorrentFreak: Bogus DMCA Notices Sent to Google By Fake Google….To Protect Google?. “If the title of this article has caused any confusion, please direct any blame towards the architects of some of the most absurd DMCA abuses of recent times. People with an apparent interest in delisting Android APK sites are sending bogus DMCA notices in Google’s name, ostensibly to protect Google’s rights. Who are they sending them to? Google, of course.”

Ukraine war: The stolen faces used to promote Vladimir Putin (BBC)

BBC: Ukraine war: The stolen faces used to promote Vladimir Putin. “Indian influencer ER Yamini has never tweeted in her life – she prefers to cultivate her big fan bases on Instagram and YouTube. But in early March, a Twitter account using her picture tweeted: ‘#IStandWithPutin. True Friendship’ accompanied by a video showing two men hugging – one representing India, the other, Russia. Yamini says she doesn’t support either country in the Russia-Ukraine war, and worries about her fans.”

Krebs on Security: DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

Krebs On Security: DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal. “The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the alleged compromise is tied to a cybercrime and online harassment community that routinely impersonates police and government officials to harvest personal information on their targets.”

The Robesonian: Social media causes controversial start to one-stop voting

The Robesonian: Social media causes controversial start to one-stop voting. “An investigation is underway after a Facebook page presenting itself as the Robeson County Board of Elections posted a cover photo with the words ‘re-elect John Cantey.’ The post comes at the start of one-stop early voting which began Thursday and will run through May 14. John Cantey is running for re-election to his Lumberton City Council seat, in which he represents Precinct 5 residents.”

Bleeping Computer: Russian govt impersonators target telcos in phishing attacks

Bleeping Computer: Russian govt impersonators target telcos in phishing attacks. “A previously unknown and financially motivated hacking group is impersonating a Russian agency in a phishing campaign targeting entities in Eastern European countries. The phishing emails pretend to come from the Russian Government’s Federal Bailiffs Service and are written in the Russian language, with the recipients being telecommunication service providers and industrial firms in Lithuania, Estonia, and Russia.”

Times of Malta: Hackers target politicians’ social media accounts, police issue warning

Times of Malta: Hackers target politicians’ social media accounts, police issue warning. “The police said they had received reports of fake social media accounts pretending to belong to politicians on Saturday, days after advising users to take extra precautions online. Politicians and individuals who are in the public eye have fallen victim to hackers, and fake Instagram and Facebook accounts have been set up to emulate them, the police said. No further details were given. “

Mashable: Spiritual hustlers are all over social media. Don’t let them scam you.

Mashable: Spiritual hustlers are all over social media. Don’t let them scam you.. “Social media accounts peddling Native-esque wisdom are saturated with imagery such as feathers, sage bundles, abalone shells, dreamcatchers, flutes, and hand drums. Links in those accounts’ bios invite you to participate in sweat lodges, soul healing sessions, medium readings, shamanic circles, and quantum healing. Posts advertise workshops for hundreds of dollars that give you exclusive access to privileged information meant to help on your life’s journey. Hashtags like #medicineman and #medicinewoman offer glimpses of this at play.”

Instagram beyond pics: Sexual harassers, crypto crooks, ID thieves (Bleeping Computer)

Bleeping Computer: Instagram beyond pics: Sexual harassers, crypto crooks, ID thieves. “A platform for everyone to seamlessly share their best moments online, Instagram is slowly turning into a mecca for the undesirables—from sexual harassers to crypto ‘investors’ helping you ‘get rich fast.’ The Gram today has a dark side that goes beyond fancy filters and reels. The network is being actively abused by shady marketers to promote obscene content or by Bitcoin investors with dubious whereabouts.”

Krebs on Security: Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill

Krebs on Security: Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill. “On Tuesday, KrebsOnSecurity warned that hackers increasingly are using compromised government and police department email accounts to obtain sensitive customer data from mobile providers, ISPs and social media companies. Today, one of the U.S. Senate’s most tech-savvy lawmakers said he was troubled by the report and is now asking technology companies and federal agencies for information about the frequency of such schemes.”

Engadget: Apple, Facebook and Discord reportedly gave user data to hackers posing as law enforcement

Engadget: Apple, Facebook and Discord reportedly gave user data to hackers posing as law enforcement. “Apple, Facebook and Discord turned over user data to hackers posing as law enforcement officials, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The demands, which were forged to look like authentic legal requests, reportedly came from legitimate email accounts that had been ‘compromised.’”

Ubergizmo: Fake Chrome Windows Make It Easier To Phish For Your Credentials

Ubergizmo: Fake Chrome Windows Make It Easier To Phish For Your Credentials. “One piece of advice that you usually hear and read to prevent yourself from being phished is to check the URL of the website you’re visiting. This is because if you’re trying to log into Facebook but the URL says something different, there is a very good chance that you’re being phished. You can also check URLs of popup windows used for single sign-ons like Google, Apple, Facebook, and so on, but thanks to security researcher mr.d0x, he has created a new Browser-in-the-Browser attack which in theory would let hackers recreate SSOs that display the ‘correct’ URL, thus fooling users into possibly handing over their login credentials.”

BBC: Deepfake presidents used in Russia-Ukraine war

BBC: Deepfake presidents used in Russia-Ukraine war. “A deepfake video shared on Twitter, appearing to show Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring peace, has resurfaced. Meanwhile, this week Meta and YouTube have taken down a deepfake video of Ukraine’s president talking of surrendering to Russia. As both sides use manipulated media, what do these videos reveal about the state of misinformation in the conflict?”

The Local Denmark: Denmark criminalises social media impersonation of others

The Local Denmark: Denmark criminalises social media impersonation of others. “A large majority in the country’s parliament passed the new law on Thursday, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement. ‘It is a breach of personal boundaries and deeply unpleasant to have one’s identity misused on social media. We as a society must not accept this type of behaviour and we must give better protection to victims,’ Justice Minister Nick Hækkerup said in the statement.”

Mashable: Facebook crypto scammers pose as Tesla, Amazon, and even Facebook

Mashable: Facebook crypto scammers pose as Tesla, Amazon, and even Facebook. “Earlier this month, some users scrolling through Facebook may have seen an unexpected message, apparently from CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself. Facebook recently rebranded itself as Meta, and the advertisement, which included a photo of Zuckerberg in front of a background of purple polygons, claimed to offer a chance for users to invest in a new Meta cryptocurrency….But Meta doesn’t offer any such cryptocurrency. The ads, until recently available for view in Facebook’s public ad library, were frauds that slipped through Facebook’s content moderation process, despite the use of Zuckerberg’s image and the company’s new logo.”