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Social Media and Their Exploitation in Social Engineering

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Phishing is most commonly associated with email, but social media are quickly becoming a major hunting grounds for scammers, according to Elliot Volkman from PhishLabs. Social media present many of the same problems faced by email, such as impersonation, credential theft, and various types of scams, but it also facilitates intelligence gathering for targeted attacks. Additionally, attackers can interact with other accounts to confuse users, rather than being restricted to one-on-one conversations.