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Germany: Social-Networking Sites providing valuable information to criminals

Published on: 07.01.08
Source: heise online

Social networking websites are gaining more and more users but also more criminals. Security specialists consider that MySpace, Facebook, Orkut and other sites for social networking containing worthwhile information for targeted attacks on users. With this detailed information, sending eMails with harmful content would be much more authentic to the victim, to open the infected attachments. For example, the sender could personate themself as a colleague.

Please read the complete article in German language under http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/101239


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