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Jun

14

Tuesday

Social media without tears: A safety net for the internet

6.00pm

Lectures

Public

We all are aware of social media and social networking, but are we aware of the social scams? Have you ever thought on why these social scams are so successful? It’s not just we who love the social platforms. Cyber criminals are fond of them too. And this is no more an assumption, but a reality.  Cybercriminals use social media not only to commit crime online, but also for carrying out real world crime owing to “over-sharing” across these social platforms. Availability of such authentic information helps the criminals achieve their motives easily. Adding to these reasons, the money associated with the malware market is also a motivation for criminals to attack using social media. Although social media talks more about individual users, the cyber criminals not only attack the user as an individual, but they also use it as a channel to victimize businesses.

This public event will explain the nature of the social media cybercrime and examine the reasons why the social networking sites are favorite with cyber criminals. The event will attempt to find an answer to ‘Why cyber criminals love social media?’

About the event

Panel discussion led by Professor David Stupples, City University London

Timings

6:00pm - Registration
6:30pm - Event begins
7:30pm - Reception
8:30pm - Close

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When & where

6.00pm - 8.30pmTuesday 14th June 2016

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London 10 Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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