How Social Networks are Used in Cybercrime


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Why has social media grown as a breeding ground for cybercrime?

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1. Which type of software can be used by social media to gain access to your personal information?

2. How is social engineering used in cybercrimes on social networking sites?

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In this quiz/worksheet combo, we've included a series of multiple-choice questions designed to help you test your knowledge of how social networks are used in cybercrime. Access these questions at any time to see how well you understand the software that's used on social media to gain access to your personal information and what someone should do before clicking on a link from a friend on Facebook.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to test yourself on:

  • The reason social media has led to cybercrime
  • A kind of software that can be used to get to your personal information
  • The use of social engineering in cybercrime
  • What someone should do before clicking on a link from a friend on Facebook
  • How social networking can lead cybercriminals to conduct real-world crimes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how social engineering is used in cybercrimes on social media sites
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why social media has become a breeding ground for cybercrime
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the use of social networks in cybercrime, like the name for a specific type of software used in cybercrime

Additional Learning

Our helpful lesson titled How Social Networks are Used in Cybercrime explores this subject in greater depth. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the effects of a cybercrime that caused the Dow index to drop 150 points in 2013
  • Explain why cybercrime is an easy way to target people
  • Outline how many victims of cybercrime were targeted in 2017