vendredi 28 juillet 2017

Russia tried to spy on Macron campaign using fake Facebook accounts

This is why you never accept Facebook friend requests from people you don't know, kids. Reuters has reported that Russian agents created two dozen fake Facebook accounts to try and infiltrate and spy on campaign officials working for Emmanuel Macron during his presidential campaign. The news was apparently confirmed by "a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort." Facebook has "detected spying accounts in France and deactivated them." It used a combination of improved automated detection and stepped-up human effort to find sophisticated attacks. Reuters says Facebook suspended up to 70,000 accounts, and the social media giant did not… [Continue Reading]

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