Doug Bedell — August 26, 2019, 2:32 pm

Heed This: It’s Increasingly Dangerous Out on the Web


Here’s a treatise, via ThreatPost, on how “fraudsters are using social media to spam, steal information, spread propaganda and execute social=engineering campaigns.”

Indeed, the web is becoming a rollicking setting for harm, should one be unaware of the hazards of surfing on an inviting computer screen.

“From an overall digital fraud perspective,” ThreatPost advises, “Arkose examined more than 1.2 billion transactions spanning account registrations, logins and payments from financial services, e-commerce, travel, social media, gaming and entertainment industries, and found that one in 10 transactions overall are malicious, ranging from automated bots to humans carrying out scams.”

“The Arkose Labs Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report found that social media platforms see a variety of attacks from bots as well as malicious humans, including account takeovers, fraudulent account creation, spam and other abuse. More than three-quarters (75 percent) of attacks on social media are automated bot attacks, according to the analysis.”

Oh, be ever-so-careful on the web.

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