cybersecurity-header-Privilege-Security
Client
Salient VR
Year

2017

Attack Surface
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Time to Remedy
  • 1 day

A high profile social media account was hijacked by unscrupulous individuals with the hopes of netting a ransom.

Social media hijacking is a popular way to tarnish a reputation and instil fear in the owner. Many high profile individuals prefer a fast response to avoid having too many followers realize what’s going on. Ransoms, if kept “affordable” enough, can provide a quick fix, but can still leave the victim uneasy and confused as to how it happened.

We were approached by a high net worth individual in a panic because her social media account was somehow hijacked and she needed an immediate response in order to regain access.