Author:Nicole Matejic

Author of the book 'Social Media Rules of Engagement' and CEO of The Information Initiative and Info Ops HQ; find out more about Nicole at www.nicolematejic.com

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12 Comments on “Social Identity Theft – how much will it cost YOU?”

  1. March 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Read @DionneLew’s article for @Leading Co – “New Victorian Premier Denis Napthine the victim of fake Twitter account” here -> http://ow.ly/iyIIr

  2. March 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on Globalized Communication and Culture COMM1107 and commented:
    And the other side of a social media ID is…

  3. March 11, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Can’t believe this was allowed to happen. Is this a sign that some communications weren’t centralised enough in the State Government? Or a sign Napthine had a media adviser asleep at the digital wheel? If every MP can get access to a parliamentary car from pretty much day one, surely a twitter account could have been rustled up.

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:50 am #

      Agree: given Twitter is Free is a major oversight by the media team… Just goes to show they didn’t think it was important enough to be a risk.

  4. April 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    ‘White House explosions’ Twitter hoax shakes US markets

    Hackers took control of the Associated Press Twitter account on Tuesday and sent a false tweet of two explosions in the White House that briefly shook US financial markets.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/white-house-explosions-twitter-hoax-shakes-us-markets-20130424-2idbc.html#ixzz2RLARfrwa

  5. April 24, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Malware hijacks Twitter accounts for financial fraud

    This post was originally published on Mashable.

    Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to avoid detection, escape cyber sleuths, and carry out their cyber crimes. So it shouldn’t be surprising that malicious hackers are now taking advantage of social media. A newly discovered malware designed to gain access to users’ banking credentials uses Twitter to spread itself and reach more victims.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/malware-hijacks-twitter-accounts-for-financial-fraud-20130423-2ibx6.html#ixzz2RLArKEDZ

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