Cybercriminals are exploiting users of social networking sites | All-in-One Social Media News | Scoop.it

SOCIAL MEDIA USERS BEWARE


In April, cybercriminals were seen exploiting users of major social networking sites in order to spread malware and spam surveys, according to GFI Software.


"In the same way that the popularity of social networking sites makes them a widely accepted tool for businesses to reach customers and elevate brand awareness, it also appeals to cybercriminals seeking a large pool of captive users to be targeted for malware and spam attacks,” said Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher at GFI Software.


“Established sites like Facebook and Twitter have long been a breeding ground for new cyber-attacks, but now we are seeing scammers taking an interest in the popularity of newer sites like Pinterest in order to catch victims off guard and trick them into clicking on something they shouldn’t,” Boyd added.


Read more . . .