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[Cyabra in ABC News] How verified accounts helped make fake images of a Pentagon explosion go viral

Verified accounts on Twitter may have contributed to the viral spread of a false claim that an explosion was unfolding at the Pentagon. Around 8:42 AM on Monday, a verified account on Twitter, labeling itself as a media and news organization, shared a fake image of smoke billowing near a white building they said was the Pentagon. The tweet’s caption also misrepresented the Pentagon’s located. Read more...

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[Cyabra in CNN Business] Hackers post email addresses linked to 200 million Twitter accounts, security researchers say

Email addresses linked to more than 200 million Twitter profiles are currently circulating on underground hacker forums, security experts say. The apparent data leak could expose the real-life identities of anonymous Twitter users and make it easier for criminals to hijack Twitter accounts, the experts warned, or even victims’ accounts on other websites. Read more...

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