Malware on Social Media – A growing target

  • Team Omega
  • February 12, 2012

We are all mostly likely members of 1, 2, 3 or more social web sites.  This is a great way to stay connected with the world.  Just one small glitch.  Hackers have also found these great communication sites, tempting viewers into downloading applications that contain both viruses and malware.

An easy way is to hack into computers by guessing weak passwords.  Once hackers get into one account, the rest is pretty easy as sites such as Twitters and Facebook have followers and the virus can spread simultaneoulsy to several people quite effortlessly. Malicious attacks on social networks is fast becoming an easy passage to personal information. Following standards in maintaining your own security is crucial. At a corporate level the losses are time, money, people, other resources, diversion and distraction from business issues, loss of personal data and information on company intelligence and strategies, all extremely invaluable.

One way to prevent this from happending is to use security blocks recommended by the social sites.  Secondly, restricting or allowing only followers who you know into your social space.