That’s why social platforms have taken extra steps since then to combat such meddling. For instance, Facebook set up a “war room” at its headquarters for both the 2018 midterms in the U.S., as well as the 2019 European Parliamentary elections.
These are the types of messages and accounts employees could encounter while taking that mental work break and browsing their social channels.
Outside the political realm, social media cyberthreats include two variations of the popular phishing strategy.
Instead of email, phishers target your social media account to steal data, such as login credentials and credit card information.
Phishing through social media occurs when a seemingly trusted person posts something in their news feed or sends you a direct message and asks you to click the link. When you do, you’re asked to enter your information.