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Twitter Still Fighting Abusive Bots

On the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, Twitter was full of disinformation campaigns ran by bots or fake accounts. Twitter was disproportionately hit compared to other social media platforms, but why? Twitter is the most open social media platform which makes it an attractive platform for anyone who wants to share a message and have a…
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An In Depth Look At Romance Scams

Since 2017, cybersecurity company Agari has been tracking and gathering intel on a Nigeria based crime ring dubbed "Scarlet Widow". The group operates romance scams targeting vulnerable people. Romance scams are often talked about less than other types of scams such a sextortion, inheritance and business email compromise scams, but they remain a…
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911: Vulnerable to Hackers?

The 911 systems provide a quick and reliable way for citizens to access emergency services, and it is one that is frequently used. It is estimated that 240 million calls are made to 911 annually. How much disruption would be caused if the service was hacked and went down? Background to 911 In 1957 the National Association of Fire Chiefs…
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The Hottest Cybersecurity Startups

Cybercrime is the fastest growing economic crime and cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. As of January 2019, the value of the cybercrime industry was estimated to be $1.5 trillion. Not only is cybercrime becoming more sophisticated, but it is also becoming more prevalent and more lucrative for the criminals. With the…
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