Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn offer great ways to socialize and connect with friends and others who share similar interests — or to network professionally.
However, it’s easy to hide or alter one’s identity using any of these platforms. And if you haven’t met the person in real life, it’s hard to know their true identity or their real intentions.
While there will likely always be the blatant obvious attempts, social media hackers are getting smarter. Now, hackers are hiding their attacks within apparently “innocent” social media posts.