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Referred to as SilentFade (Silently running Facebook ADs with Exploits), the malware was identified in late 2018 and the vulnerability it was exploiting to stay undetected was patched soon after. Facebook took legal action against the malware operators in December 2019. The malware exploited a server-side flaw to persistently suppress notifications and ensure that the […]

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2020

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible applicants can receive a grant worth about $3,300, announced the company’s official blog, and, picked up by major media outlets, the news quickly spread. Unsurprisingly, cybercriminals wasted no time hatching schemes to exploit this largesse. Knowing many had heard […]

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The takedown came as part of the social networks fight against “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and marked the first time Facebook had seen such a campaign based in China targeting US politics, according to head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher. Facebook did not connect the campaign to the Chinese government, saying its investigation found links to […]

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