We’ve all heard about the massive companies getting hacked through social media channels. Take the Associated Press Twitter hack from a few weeks ago – a false tweet announced that there had been two explosions at the White House, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. This one tweet created chaos in the United States and resulted in a 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the U.S. stock market. It’s scary what one false tweet can do.
That’s right folks… fraud is the latest offering in the service industry. Cybercriminals are selling ‘ready made’ kits, renting out botnets and malicious code such as the Zeus Trojan, Spy Eye and others.
Be honest, do you 100% know each and every one of your Facebook friends? Could any of them be online friends? Friends you haven’t met in the physical world? If that’s the case, they could well be social bots! Social bots (short for robots) not only masquerade as real people online, but they post like real people do, secretly promoting products or viewpoints, all while slowly stealing your private information. Botnets are the latest in social media dangers.
Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to start baring those legs and shoulders. It’s also time for BullGuard to share with you some spring break safety and security tips. These tips are especially important to take note of if you plan on taking a Spring Break. So here we go:
We’ve all got that friend on Facebook who shares too much. And maybe you’ve heard of a friend of a friend that got fired for a Facebook post – well it’s true. You can get fired for what you put on your social media profiles.