A new Chrome extension called Browse-Secure is taking your contact info from LinkedIn and Facebook accounts and uploading it to the developer without your permission.
Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. This new tool is currently under testing in Australia, and the company says it plans to expand it to other countries if everything goes well.
A Facebook spam campaign is luring users to phishing pages that try to trick targets into handing over Facebook or YouTube credentials.
Russian officials said they are considering a ban on Facebook for the start of 2018 unless the social network is willing to comply with the country's new privacy and user protection rules.
Cyber-security firm McAfee is reporting about a sudden surge in detections for Faceliker, a malware strain that can take over browsers and manipulate Facebook "likes" on the behest of a remote party in order to promote social media trends, fake news, and other content.
A malware group is using Facebook's CDN servers to store malicious files that it later uses to infect users with banking trojans.
A virulent spam campaign has hit Facebook Messenger during the past few days, according to recent warnings issued by Avira and Kaspersky Lab.
Facebook has awarded this year's Internet Defense Prize worth $100,000 to a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who came up with a new method of detecting spear-phishing attacks in closely monitored enterprise networks.
Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company's Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug.
Security researchers from PhishLabs have come across a new phishing trend that's targeting mobile device owners exclusively, with "the highest proportion of attacks" aimed at Facebook users.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that the FBI had arrested a Fresno man for uploading a pirated copy of the Deadpool movie on Facebook.
Facebook's marketing department is using algorithms to identify emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth as young as 14, The Australian reported today after reporters managed to get their hands on a 23-page report from Facebook's Australian office.
A 20-year-old Thai man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live on Monday, in another appalling case where Facebook's live streaming service has been used exactly for what Facebook never intended.
A New Hampshire hacker will spend the next eight years of his life in prison after he hacked into the email and social media accounts of dozens of females, including ten minors, and harassed and extorted victims into sending sexually explicit photos.
Today, at the USENIX Enigma conference, Facebook engineers announced a new mechanism for recovering access to lost online accounts, which relies on the cooperation between different online services.
Security researcher Tobias Boelter has discovered a bug in the encrypted communications system used by WhatsApp that allows a determined third-party actor, possibly Facebook, to intercept encrypted messages.
Facebook users in France are subject to a wave of malicious ads, which if clicked, will redirect them to a website hosting a tech support scam.
Spammers are mass-messaging Facebook users with PDF files claiming to contain nude celebrity pictures, but which lead users to a malicious Chrome extension and overly aggressive advertising sites.
Lots of ransomware stories this week. We have two new decryptors, quite a few new ransomware infections, PadCrypt being hidden inside a fake credit card generator, and a few new variants. The biggest news is two new variants of the Locky ransomware that append the .zzzzz and .aesir extensions for encrypted files.