tag = "Social Media Threats"

November 30, 2023

Brand Threats Masterclass: Experts Reveal Top Attacks and Defense Tactics

Fortra recently hosted a roundtable discussion featuring six experts in digital risk protection to help organizations combat top brand threats. This information-rich session has been converted to a downloadable pdf that security teams can integrate into their defense strategies today.

September 7, 2023

Social Media Attacks Targeting Banks See Greatest Increase Since 2021

PhishLabs analyzes hundreds of thousands of social media attacks every quarter to identify the top threats targeting enterprises, their brands, and their employees. In this post, we take a look at the top confirmed threats detected on social media and industries most prone to attack.

August 3, 2023

Social Media Security Awareness: What you Should Know

One area where many exploits take place is on social media platforms. It is essential to exercise caution while using social media platforms by observing security best practices such as using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and being vigilant about suspicious activities and messages.

June 8, 2023

Social Media Attacks Targeting Banks and Retail Climb in Q1

Social media attacks targeting businesses have jumped 12.2% in Q1 from the previous quarter, according to Fortra’s PhishLabs. Attacks on social channels are also trending higher than Q1 2022, with the average business experiencing more than 81 attacks per month.

March 2, 2023

Impersonation Represents the Top Social Media Threat in Q4

Social media attacks targeting organizations closed out 2022 nearly 19% higher than Q4 of 2021, according to Fortra’s PhishLabs. Social platforms continue to act as a hotbed for malicious activity, leaving organizations of all sizes vulnerable to brand and executive abuse.

November 22, 2022

Attacks Targeting Businesses on Social Media Jump 40% YoY

In Q3, the volume of social media attacks targeting the average business was 40.4% higher than the same time last year, according to the latest data from Fortra’s PhishLabs.

July 28, 2022

Top 4 Threats to Retail Brands

Cyber attacks targeting retail brands have increased dramatically over the last year. Since Q3 2021, retail has experienced a nearly 500% increase in attacks on social media alone. Counterfeit websites and look-alike domains are also among the top threats to online retailers.

May 24, 2022

Vishing Attacks Are at an All-Time High, Report Finds

Vishing attacks have increased almost 550 percent over the last twelve months, according to Agari and PhishLabs’ Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report.

April 21, 2022

Social Media as a Threat Channel

In this episode of the EM360 podcast, Head of Content Max Kurton talks to John LaCour, Founder & CTO of Phishlabs and Principal Strategist at parent company Fortra, about Social Media as a threat channel.

April 7, 2022

What is the Fortra Value Proposition for Cybersecurity?

In this guest blog, Dr Ed Amoroso, CEO, Tag Cyber, provides a high-level overview of the Fortra cybersecurity portfolio value proposition based on a mapping of its component solution offerings to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) phases.

February 22, 2022

Top Social Media Threats Targeting the Retail Industry

In this post, we take a look at impersonation and counterfeit ad campaigns targeting retail on social media.

February 15, 2022

Social Media Attacks Double in 2021 According to Latest PhishLabs Report

Social Media attacks targeting organizations increased 103% in 2021, according to PhishLabs’ Threat Trends & Intelligence Report.

September 8, 2021

Social Media Attacks Increase 47%

Social media threats targeting enterprises have increased 47% since January 2021, according to PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report.

February 1, 2021

Threat Actor using Social Media to Scam Credit Union Members

Recently, PhishLabs mitigated an attack using a fake social media page to steal the credentials of a credit union (CU) customer.

October 6, 2020

How to Take Down Social Media Threats

Threat actors increasingly use social media to attack brands, VIPs, and customers. The types of threats on these platforms are diverse and each social network has different policies in place for how they respond to reported attacks. As a result, mitigating threats on social media can be a frustrating and time-consuming process for security teams.

October 2, 2020

Social Media Intelligence: Cutting Through the Noise

Social media is rapidly becoming the preferred online channel for threat actors. Almost four billion people use some form of social media, and organizations are increasingly reliant on company pages, executive presence, and positive customer interaction to build a strong brand. As a result, a malicious post or tweet can cause irreversible damage to an enterprise.

September 2, 2020

Navigating Social Media Threats : A Digital Risk Protection Playbook

Social media is rapidly growing as a preferred channel for threat actors targeting enterprises with malicious campaigns. Half of the global population uses social media, and a post containing sensitive data or impersonating a high-level executive can be shared instantly, for 3.8 billion people to see.

July 16, 2020

Account Takeover Attacks Cause Chaos @ Twitter

On Tuesday afternoon, dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked. Threat actors took over the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and many others. Corporate Twitter accounts were also hijacked. What does this mean for enterprises and their security teams?

June 22, 2020

Executive Impersonation Techniques on Social Media

Threat actors are masquerading as executives on social media for purposes of stealing credentials and damaging popular brands. Today, many VIP's have accounts on these platforms to network as well as post content promoting their companies.

June 11, 2020

Data Leakage on Social Media: Credit Card Info, Confidential Docs

When the term data leak comes to mind, most enterprises think of the dark web. Although compromised information can damage an organization when distributed through gated and anonymous platforms, we are seeing social channels being used to allow for a more rapid and potentially destructive outcome.

June 2, 2020

Social Media Platforms Latest Channels used to Leak Sensitive Data

Threat actors are using social media accounts to expose and sell data that has been compromised. While information found on many of these platforms has traditionally been disclosed by enterprises and individuals with intent, cyber criminals are taking information acquired by means of scams and data breaches and promoting their sale on various social mediums not always monitored by security teams.

May 28, 2020

Threat Actors Impersonate Brands on Social Media for Malicious Purposes

With more than 2.95 billion people now estimated to use social media, an organization's online presence directly relates to the satisfaction of its customers, as well as its profits. False or misleading images or comments connected with a brand on online platforms can swiftly impact the reputation or even financials of an otherwise successful company.