Social Account Hacks
STOP HACKERS FROM HIJACKING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Attackers hijack social media accounts to embarrass a brand, distribute malware, manipulate stock prices, etc. The Associated Press, Jeep, CBS, FIFA, Burger King, and many others have suffered major hijacks.
A password is typically all that stands between a hacker and your brand’s page, profile, and fans. Conversely, hackers have a myriad of tools at their disposal.
- Phishing schemes trick social media admins into giving up their credentials
- Browser injections hijack authenticated sessions
- Malware on your device silently steals credentials
- Web application attacks harvest credentials from social network and applications databases
If you’re a social media marketer, you’re not a security expert. If you’re a security professional, you’re not a social media expert. And understanding of both disciplines is needed to protect social media.
The solution is simple: Proofpoint Social Media Protection (formerly Nexgate).
Burger King’s Twitter account was hijacked. Their header image, logo, and other profile attributes were replaced to reflect their rival. This was followed by a series of damaging nonsensical and drug-related Tweets. Proofpoint’s ProfileLock would have detected the hijack and immediately deleted damaging Tweets.
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