Sophos’s recent Security Threat Report highlighted the growing number of attacks we are seeing via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In fact, 21.2% of those polled said that they had been on the sharp end of malware spread via a social networking site.
One thing that is sometimes forgotten, however, is that it’s not just world famous social networking sites which can be exploited by cybercriminals. There are plenty of Facebook “clones” (for want of a better word) that have sprung up in countries around the world and have strong local followings.
One such social networking website is Renren, formerly known as Xiaonei Network, which is extremely popular in China with some 40 million registered users (making it more successful than Facebook in the country).
Boris Lau, one of the analysts in our labs, has blogged about a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.