40 Pct. Fake Profiles On Facebook?

40 Pct. Fake Profiles On Facebook?

Security firm Cloudmark has said that between 20-40% of new profiles on Facebook could be fake, created by spammers to push malware.

Neil Cook, European head of technology services at Cloudmark, told Vnunet:

“Social networks are very collaborative so it’s great for spammers and virus writers to attack. As soon as social networking took off, so did the attacks.”

Spammers would post infected links on the walls of real users, hoping they’ll click on them, or ask to be added as friends. A query message would redirect users to a malware site.

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