Nearly 4.8 billion people worldwide use one or more social media platforms, which means over half of the global population. While social media helps users stay in touch with friends and family, connect with customers, and promote businesses, they also increase the exposure of individuals and companies to cyber threats in various ways.
One of them is the increased risk of attacks through social engineering, for example, using fake accounts to deceive users into accessing personal or credential data, or sharing links to download malicious software.
Oversharing is another risk to cybersecurity, especially with the sharing of personal information, such as travel/stay information, illnesses, and family details. Also, the user's engagement - likes, shares, and comments - exposes valuable connection information that cybercriminals can use to succeed in fraudulent attempts.
Therefore, we highlight here some tips for using social media that can help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud: