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Facebook, Twitter Usage Increases Companies’ Security Risks

Virus and malware attacks against organizations have increased because of employees using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media in the workplace, according to a global study.

Of the 4,640 organizations surveyed by the Ponemon Institute, a research firm, more than half said these computer attacks grew as a result of workers using social networks. About a quarter of those respondents said the attacks rose by more than 50 percent.