Phishing via open redirector domains. Twitter on content moderation. Investigation of influence ops; Section 230 scrutinized. | #corporatesecurity |


GreatHorn reports that a massive phishing campaign is propagating through open redirector domains.

Twitter takes a second run at clarity and enumerates its reasons for blocking the New York Post story on what purport to be emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop. Specifically, the story violated two of Twitter’s standing policies against, first, posting another person’s personal and confidential data, and, second, distributing information obtained by hacking. The policy doesn’t prohibit, Twitter says, discussion or commentary about such material, just distribution of the material itself.

In the meantime, NBC News reports that the FBI is investigating whether the Post’s sources can be traced to placement by a foreign intelligence service. The Washington Post says the Intelligence Community has considered the possibility of such a Russian operation for some time. Social platforms’ content moderation policies remain as controversial as the content those policies seek to moderate: the Wall Street Journal writes that the US Senate Judiciary Committee is opening an inquiry into the matter, and the US Federal Communications Commission announced its intention of “moving forward with a rulemaking” on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

In unrelated Twitter news, the social medium says a widespread outage yesterday was due to an “inadvertent change” Twitter made to its internal systems, not an attack. Service has been restored.

Whatever you may have heard from the Halifax Rifles, no wolves have been released in Nova Scotia. It’s all a misunderstanding, apparently deriving from a misfiring “live-fire” information operations training exercise. Cede nullis, eh?





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