Someone once said, “Passwords are like underwear; change them often, don’t share them, and don’t leave them out for others to see”……meaning, if you write it down, don’t leave it in plain view on a post-it note. Better yet, use a secure password management tool.
As we find more ways to socialize online, be mindful that with every social media account you sign up for, every picture posted and status updated, you are sharing information with the world — and hackers who want to gain access to your social media accounts.
So, why would a hacker want your account when it’s filled with photos of your dog or recent community events? First and foremost, it’s a legitimate account. Social media platforms delete billions of fake accounts every year. Bad guys steal real accounts, like yours, and sell them on the black market where buyers can use them to spread propaganda or to extort and scam money from unsuspecting victims. Victims who may be in your social media friends list.
Use these simple cybersecurity rules to protect yourself and others, and to confidently and safely navigate social media:
As more and more people are working from home or sending and receiving emails from their personal devices, the further we open ourselves to increased risk at work. Hackers often use attacks against a single employee as a means to gain access to an entire organization. Don’t be that pathway for the attackers. Make cybersecurity a priority today.
If you do become a victim, contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to report the online crime.
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(Partially reprinted from Shazam Blog)
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