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Twitter banished the worst QAnon accounts. But more than 93,000 remain on the site, research shows

Discussion of QAnon has proved resilient on Twitter despite its takedown of 7,000 accounts in July, with tens of thousands of accounts continuing to tout the notorious conspiracy theory and, in some cases, quote directly from its purported leader, the shadowy figure “Q.” More than 93,000 active accounts have references to QAnon in their Twitter […]

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“DeathStalker” hackers are (likely) older and more prolific than we thought

Enlarge Getty Images In 2018, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab began tracking “DeathStalker,” their name for a hacker-for-hire group that was employing simple but effective malware to do espionage on law firms and companies in the financial industry. Now, the researchers have linked the group to two other pieces of malware including one that […]

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Twitter removes more than 170,000 accounts linked to Beijing-backed propaganda campaign

(Reuters) — Twitter on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. The company suspended a core network of 23,750 highly active accounts, as well as a larger network of about 150,000 “amplifier” accounts used to […]