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Bots hit up Australian Red Cross 900 times for bushfire donations – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Image credit: Australian Red Cross. The Australian Red Cross is being targeted by bots that have so far made almost 900 fraudulent applications for financial assistance from a $216 million bushfire relief fund. Australian programs director Noel Clement told the Royal Commission into Tempemail Natural Disaster Arrangements on Tuesday that his organisation had seen “very […]

No evidence of bots impersonating NHS over coronavirus, says Twitter | Technology – Blog – Emails

Twitter has said there is no evidence of bot networks being used to manipulate the conversation around the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, contradicting widely-circulated claims that the government was using anonymous online accounts to boost its standing. Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million […]