Did you know that studies have shown that almost two in five social media users have been victims of profile hacking, scams or fake links?
Indeed, more than one million people become victims of cyber crime every single day, with identity theft, phishing schemes and data mining amongst the most common types of incident.
Subsequently, police departments around the world have started to proactively use social media in different ways, including gathering information on victims, tracking the location of suspects and providing information and activity updates for the public.
This infographic from Instant Checkmate takes a closer look at the relationship between social media and crime.
(Source: Instant Checkmate.)
- Vice Capitals: Revealing America's Sin Cities (Via Twitter) [INFOGRAPHIC]
- A Brief History Of The #Selfie (1839-2014) [INFOGRAPHIC]
- The Science Of B2B Online Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]
- The History Of Social Networking Through The Ages [INFOGRAPHIC]