Online criminals target social media because that’s where the victims are

“Online criminals target social media because that’s where the victims are,” stated Symantec’s 2013 Internet Security Threat report. About 10% of all social media users have received a cyber threat. More than 600,000 accounts are compromised every day on Facebook alone. People are more likely to share personal information like addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth on social networks. These facts are useful to hackers who want to figure out passwords or steal their victims’ identities.

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