Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
Thank Mark Zuckerberg's taped-over webcam and the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West for waking up the average consumer to the security risks they face from using technology and social media, social engineering expert Sharon Conheady says in this audio interview.
How Prepared is Your Enterprise to Defend Against Targeted Socially-Engineered Attacks?
Forty-six percent of surveyed security leaders say their organizations have been victimized by at least one socially-engineered attack in the past year. And 52 percent rate their organizations' defenses against such attacks at...
Authorities say Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin stole credentials from a LinkedIn employee and used them to breach the social networking firm in 2012, in which well over 100 million members' passwords were exposed.
Neither ransomware nor social engineering is new, but both are more advanced and effective than ever. How can organizations improve how they detect and respond to the latest threats? James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos, shares insight and advice.
"The major trend here is really around more...
Mobile health applications, wearable fitness trackers and even social media sites are creating new privacy risks for health information because the data collected, shared and used falls outside the regulatory scope of HIPAA, says Lucia Savage of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
A new report from researchers at RSA describes how cybercriminals are using social media, including Facebook, to not only network about their attacks, but also sell card data and other compromised consumer information. Daniel Cohen of RSA FraudAction describes the report in this video interview.
To minimize the risk of business email compromise schemes and similar types of fraud, senior executives at businesses should avoid posting information about their activities on social media and other accessible forums, says security expert Chuck Easttom.
Twitter has issued its first-ever alerts to some users that they may have been "targeted by state-sponsored actors." Some cryptographers, software developers and security experts say they have received the alerts.
Everywhere you look, corporate investments in social media are on the rise. However, increased investment in social also comes with increased compliance risk. Regulators recognize social media as a public communication channel subject to existing earnings disclosure, truth in advertising, and data privacy regulations....
"Social media hack": these words have become synonymous with embarrassing front-page news stories
featuring major companies and figures who have fallen victim to misuse of their designated community
channels. As social media has risen in popularity, hackers have realized
that it's a ripe target.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."
Some privacy experts are expressing concern about a report that social media giant Facebook is planning to enter the healthcare market with health apps and patient support communities. Find out the nature of their worries.