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In terms of scale, volume and method, online attacks are only getting bigger and badder. Enterprises find themselves facing off against brand new attack vectors with social media being the most daunting among them all. Reports now show attackers exploiting the virality and trustworthy nature of social networks to launch inexpensive yet highly effective attacks on businesses and individuals alike. These range from the technical to the behavioural, from phishing and malware to malicious impersonations.
The open line of communication that social media offers enterprises can lead to limitless opportunities for product creation and aiding the customer experience. However, security threats on social media continue to grow. If your enterprise does not know about the severity of these threats, it may be worth everything to learn about them. For many organisations, there are tangible risks to using social media – from harming the brand to exposing copyrighted information. As security teams settle in for what will undoubtedly be a busy year, Supreme Systems has created an infographic on social media threats and attacks and how to stay safe online.