Social Media Habits Threat to Cyber Security

Posted on Tuesday 19th July, 2016 by

Business owners should implement a social media policy to mitigate the security risks posed by the social media habits of their employees, Intel Security has warned following a survey of UK-based LinkedIn users.

The survey found that one in five employees admit they connect with strangers via LinkedIn, while two-thirds of respondents said they had never considered that someone on LinkedIn may not be who they claim to be. Cyber attackers can use LinkedIn connections to collect personal information and launch ‘spear phishing’ attacks.

Raj Samani, Chief Technology Officer for Europe at Intel Security said: “Employees often expose their own accounts – and therefore company data – to threats without realising it. Businesses must educate all members of staff on how to avoid common scams.”

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