Guarding Your Business Against Social Networking Hacks

01 Nov 2010

FoxBusiness.com, By Michael Gregg

Don’t let your business fall victim to the newest threat of social engineering via social networking sites - like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Social networking threats are becoming a major new security threat for businesses. According to Proofpoint, roughly 20% of businesses have leaked confidential or sensitive information via a social network. 
Kaspersky Labs found that people are 10 times more likely to click on a malicious link if it appears in their social network versus their e-mail and Panda Security recently found that one third of small-to-medium sized businesses suffered malware infections that began on a social network. Altogether, businesses lose $3.8 million annually to cyber crime.

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