Social media is a valued business tool, as organizations rely on popular websites to interact with consumers. In addition to the workers responsible for managing social media accounts, employees often access their social media accounts on their work devices. And with so many employees still working remotely, the line between business and personal has blurred even more.
Social media phishing opens the business up to the risk of malicious software on the network, as well as stolen business credentials, if users use their company email address on social media websites. Being connected to a social phishing scam can also lead to reputational damage.
To protect users and businesses from phishing attacks on social media:
- Set strict rules about using work credentials for personal social accounts, as well as for accessing personal accounts on work devices.
- Institute security awareness training educating employees on how to detect a social media scam.
- Monitor for accounts impersonating your business.
Everyone, even the experts, can fall prey to phishing, especially on social media. Encouraging users not to let their guard down and to always be aware of scams can help protect against these types of attacks.
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