Social Media Data Leaks: an increasingly data theft

Aug 24, 2022 | cybersecurity, News, Resources

Personal data leaks have occurred to both large and small businesses. In addition, it happens very frequently, more and more in recent years.

Most of them are a consequence of cyber-attacks on networks or e-commerce security breaches. Incidents such as these can devastate a company.

Why do social networks allow data leaks?

Social media platforms are a primary security weak point for businesses due to data leaks. Social media is quickly turning into a primary security weak point. A single data breach within one of the social media networks can result in millions of records being stolen.

Social media is one area where security teams have faced a steep learning curve. Beyond the fact that through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter employees can connect with each other, social networks have another attraction for companies.

For example, to take advantage of social media platforms as tools to carry out brand recognition, customer service, advertising and recruitment processes. Yet every user on every platform presents a social media risk to security professionals. And the risks are many.

One of the most affected sectors during the pandemic was the health sector. Know the key points of healthcare cybersecurity.

Top areas for attention

  • Account tracking
  • Conduct regular security and privacy reviews
  • Keep access up-to-date
  • Use a Virtual Private Network
  • Ensure adequate device protection
  • Monitor your social media channels
  • Employee training is crucial
  • Beware of third-party apps

At the same time as the rapid growth of technology occurred, social networks increased in popularity. The fundamental reason for this is the ability of networks to connect people.

Because it provided an ideal platform to connect with your friends, family and colleagues. Since it provided an ideal platform to connect with your friends, family and colleagues.

The information shared in social network spreads fast, almost instantaneously. For that reason, it attractive for attackers to gain information.

The secrecy and security of social media platforms must be consulted from various positions. There are many security and privacy issues related to shared user information. Especially when a user uploads personal content like photos, videos, and audios.

Finally, the attacker can maliciously use shared information for illegitimate purposes. See how Soffid can help you stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital world. Let’s talk?

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