Related News: NSA pretended to be Facebook to infect millions of computers

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As part of its efforts to install malware on “millions” of computers worldwide, the National Security Agency impersonated Facebook to trick targets into downloading malicious code.

“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive,” reports The Intercept in its latest expose based on top-secret documents obtained by Edward Snowden.

“[The NSA] has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.”

Source: Fox News

Related News: N.Y. police probe possible cyberbullying after girl found hanged

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A 12-year-old girl found hanged in her home left behind a suicide note that mentioned online bullying, according to police.

Gabrielle Molina was found dead Wednesday afternoon by her family, authorities said.

In addition to interviewing Gabrielle’s friends and relatives, police took two computers from the seventh-grader’s home to investigate whether harsh online messages and other cyberbullying may have been a factor in driving the young girl to take her life, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters.

Source: CNN