Saturday, 20 December 2008

Facebook, MySpace, Skype being exploited by cyber criminals

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Cyber thieves may now steal your Facebook account entry details before selling them on to gangs for just 89 pence. These will then be used for online fraud...

Facebook lovers, you've a trouble ahead. Cyber thieves may now steal and sell your Facebook account for as little as 89 pence. They steal the account entry details from users before selling them on to gangs behind online fraud who in turn send viruses to other computer users, the reported. These gangs send "spam" messages on to millions of other computer users, urging people to click on false video or photo links. By clicking on the links, people's computers become infected with spyware viruses that can track keystrokes and copy details such as passwords to online bank accounts.

Other profiles being sought by the gangs include login details for MySpace and internet phone company Skype, the article added.

This adds to the recent problems which are being faced by the social networking site. Recently, a new worm identified as Koobface ravaged the world of Facebook users throughout the world. It is advised that social networking users must not share their usernames/passwords with anyone. If you're accessing these sites through a netcafe, please ensure that you delete all the cookies before you exit. Also ensure that you do not close the site without logging-out.

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