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.

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:

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.