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Social Media and AI

As we head into Week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we're diving deeper into a topic that almost everyone is familiar with regardless of age or level of tech savvy – social media and AI. 

The rise of AI, otherwise known as Artificial Intelligence, has coincided in many ways with the increased of social media threats. This week, we explore how hackers are using social media as a hunting ground to target victims and how the rising popularity of AI tools means employees must be even more vigilant about what they see and share online.

Social Media and AI

Could that beyond-belief animal video you just liked and shared have been too good to be true? In a word, yes. The combination of social media and AI-generated content has made major sharing platforms a prime hunting ground for scammers and cybercriminals, which is all the more reason to keep your wits about you and think twice before you share!

One popular way cybercriminals target unsuspecting victims is through website URLs. The video below explains the fundamental parts of the URL structure and what makes a URL received in an email or other means suspicious. This is must-have knowledge for anyone who's ever received a strange-looking email at work! 

Understanding URLs

Share with care

Social media can be as dangerous as it is fun, especially if you're unaware of the ways cybercriminals manipulate these platforms to target unsuspecting users. 

Check out the interactive module below for ways to keep yourself and our organization safe from bad actors using social media to target victims and perpetuate scams. In this module, you'll learn:

  • The prevalence of social media use
  • The variety of ways cybercriminals use social media to target victims
  • Specific examples of how to protect yourself and our organization

There's a brief quiz at the end, so pay attention and put your newfound knowledge to use! 

Staying Secure in a Connected World