Hiding in Plain Sight: The Growth of Cybercrime in Social Media

Mar 08, 2016

Download Social networks attract all kinds - and now, not surprisingly, they're used as global havens for cybercrime. This paper highlights the results of a six month investigation focused on the growing use of social media as a communication channel for fraudsters and details the exponential growth in the volume of visible fraud activity on social networking platforms, much of this occurring "in plain sight".

Download this white paper to learn:

  • The most popular social media platforms being leveraged by cybercriminals and the requirements to join
  • The types of information and cybercrime services being sold and exchanged in social media groups
  • The global regions with the most detected fraud activity - and who they are targeting


RSA, Security Division of EMC