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Facebook takes down troll farm linked to Iranian opposition group

Facebook on Tuesday announced it had removed 14 networks in 11 countries for using fake accounts to amplify deceptive campaigns, including one linked to an exiled militant Iranian group operating a troll farm out of Albania. The social media giant took down 1,167 Facebook accounts, 290 Instagram accounts, 255 Pages, and 34 Groups in the month of March for their connections to these “coordinated inauthentic behavior” campaigns, which targeted a range of countries including Israel, Mexico, Benin, and Georgia…

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Phone numbers for 533 million Facebook users leaked on hacking forum

A threat actor has published the phone numbers and account details for an estimated 533 million Facebook users —about a fifth of the entire social network’s user pool— on a publicly accessible cybercrime forum.

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Facebook disrupts Beijing’s Uyghur hacking campaign

Facebook said its security team discovered and took down a network of Facebook accounts that were being used by Chinese state-sponsored operatives to hack and compromise the devices of the Chinese Uyghur minority, but also Uyghur living abroad.