Help Net recently conducted a survey to identify social media security risks. Among the top security risks, ransomware tops and is considered to be the most damaging, if not annoying, of them all.

With this type of scam, companies that run social media campaigns are often the target. When the employees assigned to man the account falls on the scam tactics of the hacker, the hard drive becomes accessible and everything on it can be used and held for a ransom.

Loss of production and loss of data can be a double loss for the company if security measures are not properly maintained to protect their social media accounts.

Source: IT Business Edge