Cyberwar And False Facebook Profiles

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The popularity of Facebook as a social media outlet has brought cybercrime into a whole new level. Individuals are freely sharing their personal information and often, naively, not paying attention to the security that is needed to protect this data, this now allows perpetrators to not only access their information, but to create false identities […]

Fake recruiters take to Linkedin

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Security analyst, Pierlugi Paganini explains that the “exploitation of social networks for intelligence gathering, especially professional social media like LinkedIn, is a common practice of threat actors.” The perpetrators gain users trust by having a seemingly credible recruitment profile, including a picture and links to other platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. Isight Partners suggests […]