Explain the potential dangers of social media to individuals including personal safety.

There is a number of dangers when people use social media some of them are, hacking phishing, stalking and bullying

Examples of hacking

New York times hack (2002)

In 2002 19-year-old Adrian Lamo hacked into the internal network of the New York Times and accessed many sensitive records. He accessed records that contained phone numbers, home addresses

Gary McKinnon hacks the US military

Scottish hacker Gary McKinnon, who went by the handle Solo, was accused of hacking to several US military computers in 2001 and 2002. McKinnon allegedly wanted to know what the government knew about UFOs. Military officials said the damage caused by McKinnon included the deletion of critical files from operating systems.


The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.

written by Ross jardine


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