Facebook, Twitter axe hundreds of accounts, allege groups in Iran, Russia manipulated content

Allegations that Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated by non-U.S. groups have now been extended against Iran after the two social media giants separately announced Tuesday night they have taken down hundreds of accounts,

Published on: August 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Microsoft issues update to protect businesses from Flame malware

Businesses should install a Microsoft security update to avoid being duped by exploited certificates that were used as part of the Flame malware attack against targeted Iranian computer networks.The update fixes a vulnerability

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Tim Greene

Obama ordered Stuxnet attacks on Iran?

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times,

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Grant Gross

Heat intensifies in Flame malware probe

With Iran's computer-emergency response centre now decrying Windows-based cyber-espionage software known as Flame (or alternately Flamer or Skywiper) it says it discovered infecting its oil-ministry computers, the uproar is reaching into the United

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Flamer malware hitting Iran may be government cyber warfare: report

The new Flamer malware targeting computer networks in Iran may be part of a government backed cyber warfare campaign, a new report suggests.The malware has shown up on PCsrunning Windows XP, Windows 7

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook, not Twitter, is the social network for revolutions

Twitter often gets the credit for being the modern-day digital medium that captures disasters, protests as they unfold – 140 characters at a time. The micro-blogging service that was designed to be simple

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Social media guide to starting a revolution

There's no iPhone app for deposing Gaddafi or swapping out Mubarak, but your everyday tech gadgets and Web services can definitely help. Here's how to use your PC to organize your fellow citizens

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

‘Incredibly complex’ worm could soon threaten business computers

If you think malware is a serious problem today, just wait for the Stuxnet worm to get busy.Developed and launched by parties unknown, the Stuxnet worm has been described as "a precision, military-grade

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

Disasters, politics and social media trends

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Published on: February 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

VTech shooting victims names were on Facebook before official release

After a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage at two separate locations on the Virginia Tech campus on a Monday morning in April 2007, it took the school until the next evening

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Iran government fights losing battle to muzzle Internet protests

Iran's government in recent days has tried to cut off Internet access for most of its election protesters by shutting down routers at the nation's perimeters, ripping satellite dishes off roofs, cutting cables

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau