Trends Report

Five Dangerous Ways Social Media Is Exploited For Profit

The Weaponization Of Social Media And How You Can Fight Back

May 5th, 2020
Brian Kime, null
Brian Kime
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Benjamin Corey , Peggy Dostie


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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