Ever been spammed on a social network?

How about received a phishing message? Or sent a malicious link?

It seems occurrences of cybercrime on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are becoming more and more commonplace. Today, we’ve published some research looking into just how common it is to be hit, and how companies are trying to control access to the various Web 2.0 sites.

Ever been attacked on a social network?

Our survey quizzed over 700 security professionals – I wonder how much higher the percentages would have been if we had also asked teenagers who typically spend longer on these kinds of sites.

Learn more about social networking security risks in the press release we issued today, and listen to the following podcast for background information:


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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