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VEVO Data Breach Caused by LinkedIn Phishing Attack

 

Heads-up! This is a reminder that the bad guys are constantly using big name social media applications to their advantage. This week, VEVO experienced a data breach as a result of a phishing scam via LinkedIn.

Social media applications are one of the easiest ways for hackers to use social engineering to exploit individuals and gain access to sensitive data.

Here are a couple reminders of how to avoid social media phishing attacks and stay safe online:

  • Limit communications to individuals that you trust, have met in person, or have a reliable mutual connection to.
  • Do not click on any links or open attachments sent via social media platforms, unless you can confirm with the sender (in person or over the phone) that they are safe.
  • Use two-factor authentication on all of your social media accounts.

Our User Security Awareness Training will help manage the problem of social engineering.

Remember, think before you click! Let’s stay safe out there.
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