Hackers sent videos and images of flashing strobe lights to thousands of Twitter followers of the Epilepsy Foundation last month in a mass cyberattack that apparently sought to trigger seizures in those with epilepsy, the foundation said on Monday.
If you have photosensitive epilepsy you might want to consider disabling the auto play feature for videos. 👉 Find out how to do this on Twitter here -
Developing an anti-strobe filter for GIFs and videos seems like it can’t be that hard. Maybe someone will release such a thing and Twitter will adopt it?
This is beyond depraved: Epilepsy Foundation Was Targeted in Mass Strobe Cyberattack
Epilepsy Foundation Was Targeted in Mass Strobe Cyberattack
The words “cyberattacks intended to trigger harmful seizures in those with epilepsy have become more common in recent years” are not doing a lot for my mood right now. Epilepsy Foundation Was Targeted in Mass Strobe Cyberattack
"The victim was a journalist and author. The weapon was a GIF, or animated image, sent on Twitter."