Round-up of bad news on Social networks. (Updated)

HOW THE HACK WORKED

-The attackers used social media networks, blogs and email accounts to send out links to Web domains that they controlled.

-When users clicked on the links, the attackers were able to gain control of their computers and retrieve documents from them.

-The use of intermediaries such as Twitter allowed the hackers to cover their tracks so network administrators would not realize the computers had been compromised.

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The cyberspies used popular online services, including Twitter, Google’s Google Groups and Yahoo mail, to access infected computers, ultimately directing them to communicate with command and control servers in China, according to the report, “Shadows in the Cloud”.

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German anti-Facebook backlash gathers speed.

Possible legal trouble for Facebook

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