Cyber thieves target social sites

Social sites are already being targeted by hi-tech thieves

It is not just the average net user who is a fan of social network sites, so are hi-tech criminals.

Security professionals  are predicting that net criminals will turn to social sites in 2008 to catch people out.

The semi intimate nature of the sites makes people share information readily leaving them open to all kinds of other attacks. 

Detailed information gathered via the sites will also help tune spam runs or make phishing e-mail more convincing.

MySpace logo, AP

BBC NEWS

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