The Information Security Office at RIT is here to help! We offer resources and assistance to keep the campus community safe and secure from Internet and various other online threats.
In the past, hacking social media accounts has been popular among cyber criminals for a variety of reasons including the opportunity to spread malware and spam. Hijacked accounts can also be sold for money to other cybercriminals for the stolen data they contain. However, phishing attacks on social media are becoming an increasingly prevalent activity due to the extensive number of users that can be reached.