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Five Dangerous Ways Social Media Is Exploited For Profit

The Weaponization Of Social Media And How You Can Fight Back

May 5, 2020

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Sophisticated social engineering, reconnaissance, exploit delivery, spearphishing, account takeovers, spam, and influence operations — this is just a small sample of how cybercriminals and other adversaries weaponize social media. This report explains five dangerous ways in which social media is a major tool for exploiting human vulnerabilities, what's really at stake for your organization, and practical steps security and risk pros can take to detect and prevent these tactics from being successful.

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Table of Contents

  • Social Media Is An Alarmingly Effective Tool
  • Protect Your Company From Five Malicious Social Media Tactics
  • Recommendations

  • Integrate Social Media Monitoring In Your Security Strategy ASAP
  • Supplemental Material
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