I suspect by now that most people are familiar with the concept of cybercriminals phishing for banking details, hoping to break into your online account in order to steal money.
Those who have kept up-to-speed on the security side of things are also very aware that social networking accounts are also attractive to hackers. Our latest study finds that 43% of social networkers report having been on the receiving end of a phish sent via the sites.
Hackers can use compromised social networking accounts to steal identities and to masquerade as other people when sending out spam, phishing and malware campaigns.
What is often overlooked, however, is the phishing that can take place against online videogame players…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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