Weekly Tip! TikTok Filter Scams
The social media app TikTok is popular for its creative audio and
visual filters. TikTok adds and removes filters frequently, so some
users may look for ways to access filters that haven't been added. Now,
cybercriminals are taking advantage of the demand for new filters to
manipulate you into downloading malware.
a recent scam, cybercriminals share malicious links across TikTok and
other platforms. They claim that these links will download filters that
haven't been added to the app. If you click the link and download the
file, it may contain the filter you’re expecting. However, it may also
contain malware that cybercriminals can use to monitor your device and
steal your sensitive information, such as your login credentials.
Follow the tips below to stay safe from similar scams:
think before you click. This type of cyberattack is designed to trigger
you to click impulsively by offering exclusive content.
download files from an unverified source. Files that install and run as
expected could still contain malware without you knowing.
multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your accounts when it is
available. MFA adds a layer of security by requiring that you provide
additional verification to log in to your account.
The KnowBe4 Security Team
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