Thursday, January 03, 2008

BBC NEWS | Technology | Cyber thieves target social sites

A timely reality check; see the full article for more details

It is not just the average net user who is a fan of social network sites, so are hi-tech criminals.

So say security professionals predicting what net criminals will turn to in 2008 to catch people out.

The quasi-intimate nature of the sites makes people share information readily leaving them open to all kinds of other attacks, warn security firms.

Detailed information gathered via the sites will also help tune spam runs or make phishing e-mail more convincing.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Cyber thieves target social sites

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