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Facebook fake accounts are going to be difficult to track, security experts say

Facebook fake accounts are going to be difficult to track, security experts say
Facebook fake accounts are going to be difficult to track, security experts say

Cyber ​​security experts say that fake accounts and news page makers on Facebook are learning from their previous mistakes and making them difficult to track and identify while facing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used incorrectly. Are there.

It was obvious because Facebook tried to determine who had targeted the page created by the purpose of quitting the dispute between the US voters before the Congress elections in November. The organization said on Tuesday that it has expelled 32 counterfeit pages and records from Facebook and Instagram which is called "merged conduct united".

In the last two days cyber security experts said in the interview that the United States improves its efforts to monitor such infiltration and to root out the infiltrators, the intruders continued to perform better.

Ben Nemo, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Digital Forensic Research Lab, said that he has recently seen the latest pages using the newest native language instead of copying over the Internet.

Nimmo told Reuters, "Linguistic mistakes will be removed between 2014 and 2017 first." "In some of these new cases it appears that they have captured it by writing less (original content) while posting things. Sometimes it is just a copy of some pirate with their long post, Copy and paste it, which makes them less skeptical. "

Facebook's previous announcement on the subject of counterfeit accounts, in April, is known directly to the Russian Group as an Internet Research Agency, which was linked to innumerable people of posts, events and promotions leading to the US presidential election on Facebook.

This time, Facebook did not recognize the source of the wrong information.

The company said in a blog post on Tuesday in a blog post, "It is clear that whichever set up these accounts, much to obscure its real identity compared to the Russian-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) Gone up to the length. " Have pages. "Our technical forensics are inadequate to provide high confidence attribution at this time."

Facebook said that it shared the proof identified with the most recent banner posts with numerous private segment accomplices including the Digital Think Tank, an association established by the Atlantic Council, Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Facebook additionally said that the utilization of virtual private systems, web telephone administrations and local cash to pay for commercials has ruined the wellspring of records and pages. Offenders additionally utilized an outsider, which Facebook declined to name to post content.

Facebook declined to remark further, alluding to its blog entry.

US President Donald Trump's top national security partners said on Thursday that Russia is behind "comprehensive" efforts to intervene in the November elections and they expect Russia and others to continue their efforts in 2020 elections.

They say that they are worried that efforts will be made for confusion and anger among the various political groups of the United States and will create unbelief on the electoral process.

Two U.S. insight authorities asked for namelessness, this week revealed to Reuters that there was deficient proof to infer that Russia was behind the most recent Facebook crusade. However, one said, "Equalities, goals and methods relative to the 2016 Russian campaign are quite striking."

'Previous mistakes'

Experts tracking online dissolution campaigns said that groups that launch such efforts have changed how they post content and make posts.

John Kelly, Chief Executive of Social Media Intelligence firm Graphica said, "These actors are learning from previous mistakes, they said they do not use the same internet address or pay in foreign currency.

"And more players of the world learn these dark arts, so it is easy for them to hide among many artists who deploy the same playbook."

Oxford University Institute professor Phillip Howard, director and director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Philip Howard, said that suspicious social media accounts carrying this week could easily be recognized once because they were able to get high profile publications such as RT The same information was shared. Russian English Language News Service, or Breitbart News Network.

In any case, now, the substance they share is more various and less sensible, originating from less known destinations, which incorporate web stages which blend political news with different subjects.

"The junk news they are sharing is using better quality images, for example, more reliable domains, lesser known websites, small blogs," Howard said.

American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia had intervened in the Presidential campaign of 2016 using the strategy, including counterfeit Facebook accounts. The Internet Research Agency was one of three Russian companies with a conspiracy conspiracy in the 2016 election by American specialty lawyer Robert Mueller in February.

Moscow has refused any election intervention.
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