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Jack Stubbs

Fake news network vs bots: the online war around Khashoggi killing

Nov 01 2018

LONDON/DUBAI On Oct. 20, Arabic-language website alawatanews.com published a report that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been forced out of power. | Video

UPDATE 2-Twitter publishes tweet trove from Russia, Iran campaigns

Oct 17 2018

Oct 17 Twitter published a trove of some 10 million tweets that it said were linked to state-backed operations by Russia and Iran, shedding new light on the scale of misinformation campaigns mounted by the two nations, apparently designed to influence voters and sow dissension in the United States and elsewhere.

Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit three East European companies: cybersecurity firm

Oct 17 2018

BRATISLAVA Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday.

Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit 3 E.European companies- cybersecurity firm

Oct 17 2018

BRATISLAVA, Oct 17 Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday.

Facebook's WhatsApp says has fixed video call security bug

Oct 10 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users' applications when they answered an incoming video call.

Exclusive - Right-wing sites swamp Sweden with 'junk news' in tight election race

Sep 06 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading information, most with a right-wing focus on immigration and Islam, Oxford University researchers say.

Exclusive: Right-wing sites swamp Sweden with 'junk news' in tight election race

Sep 06 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading information, most with a right-wing focus on immigration and Islam, Oxford University researchers say.

Exclusive: Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global

Aug 29 2018

LONDON/WASHINGTON An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in 11 different languages.

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers

Aug 16 2018

WASHINGTON/LONDON Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.

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