Social Media Platforms are Vulnerable to Hackers

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

Social Media Platform Cameras on Computer, Cybersecurity

Did you know that security concerns are turning people away from social media platforms? They are aware that hackers are obtaining users’ personal data through the most commonly visited media sites. If you are on social media platforms in any capacity, you’re probably aware of this fact, and it may have even already happened to … Read more

Catfishing: Not Just About Money

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Catfishing, catfish

We live in a time where it is easier than ever to deceive people. For example, the internet now enables us to speak anonymously through message boards, comment sections, and even online games. Additionally, the internet can help you pretend to be a different person. Catfishing is the act of pretending to be someone else … Read more

Why People are Ditching Social Media

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hand unplugging, unplug, social media detox

The Pew Research Center has released a new report that tracks the relationship people have currently with social media. It has been six months since Facebook revealed that they were allowing user’s information to be harvested by Cambridge Analytica. According to the report released by Pew Research Center, the debacle has turned a lot of … Read more

Facebook Terrorist Propaganda

Author(s):

Ed Alcantara, Chief Cyber Intelligence Officer, BLACKOPS Cyber

thumbs down facebook darknet terrorism terrorist propaganda

Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google, Twitter, Telegram etc.. have all been alerted (for years) to the enormous amount of extremist propaganda found on their platforms, yet they aren’t compelled to proactively monitor their platforms. Recently,…

Social Media Data Exploitation

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

A man looks through graphs and charts of data exploitation in a futuristic black and grey room.

Former data analytics contractor Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on an independent company for harvesting the Facebook information of more than 50 million people in the United States, resulting in one of the most…