Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Law enforcement around the world used a messaging app called AN0M to monitor the communications of alleged criminals. The Australian Federal Police (AFP), the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies from 16 countries recently led a global crime bust that resulted in the arrests of more than 800 alleged … More Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Instagram rolls out new features to help prevent cyberbullying

The social media platform is stepping up efforts to help stomp out harassment and other abusive behavior. Instagram has unveiled new tools to help combat cyberbullying and other abusive behavior on the platform – a filter that will prevent users from seeing abusive Direct Messages (DMs) and a tool to stop someone a user has blocked … More Instagram rolls out new features to help prevent cyberbullying

WhatsApp Pink: Watch out for this fake update

The malware sends automated replies to messages on WhatsApp and other major chat apps. Android users should be wary of messages that are being circulated on WhatsApp and other major messaging platforms and promise to provide a new color theme for WhatsApp. Disguised as an official update for the platform, the “WhatsApp Pink” theme is … More WhatsApp Pink: Watch out for this fake update

Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

“Download This application and Win Mobile Phone”, reads the message attempting to trick users into downloading a fake Huawei app. Android users should watch out for new wormable malware that spreads through WhatsApp and lures the prospective victims into downloading an app from a website masquerading as Google Play. ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko looked under the … More Wormable Android malware spreads via WhatsApp messages

Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages

The flaw affected one of the platform’s APIs between May 2017 and September 10 of this year, when it was patched “within hours”. Twitter has fixed a bug that is believed to have shared Direct Messages (DMs) and protected Tweets of some users with developers who were not authorized to access that information. According to the … More Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages