Social media attacks involve some tactics that are different than traditional network intrusion attempts.
The main issue is that accounts such as Facebook and Twitter exist outside of a network's security perimeter, adding an additional layer of potential vulnerability.
According to a report, "Because social media exists outside of the network perimeter, social media threats can manifest long before network perimeter and endpoint security detect malicious behaviour. Detecting and mitigating these threats requires a thorough understanding of this new threat landscape."
TAKEAWAY TRENDProtection against the surge in malware and phishing attacks through social media requires some skills and tools that are different than those used to protect an organization's behind-the-firewall network.