Social Media Platforms Increasingly Popular With Cybercriminals (Forbes)


Because it is free, easy to use, accessible throughout much of the world, and doesn’t require identity authentication, social media offers fraudsters a way to appear legitimate, hide behind anonymity, and provides them a low-cost way to reach potential victims. Cybercriminals are also using Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other legitimate platforms to communicate with each other and sell stolen identities, credit card and social security numbers, and other hacked data