Cybercrime Gets Social

Presented by

Paul Dwyer, Chief Advisor at International Cyber Threat Task Force

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“The distribution of malware on social networking sites first occurred in small amounts towards the end of 2007.. that trend appears to be on the rise. Recent intelligence suggests cyber criminals are involved in the creation of fictitious accounts on social networking sites. These fake accounts are then used to post malicious links, which usually lead to phishing sites.Scammers can then make use of the phished personal information, such as usernames and passwords, to gain access to legitimate accounts. This access would be used to post blog comments on their pages of their friends, and send messages from the phished accounts to other contacts. These messages usually contained spam, including links to spam sites such as online pharmacies. Facebook has recently announced it is going to make users PII, Personally Identifiable Information (the stock and trade of cyber criminals) available to developers. All this on the back of recent stories of Facebook games monitoring users behaviour and sending the information to marketing companies. Paul C Dwyer Security GRC & Cyber Crime Advisor will outline the trend with cyber criminals using social networks and outline some practical steps on how to protect yourself against cyber crime on social networks.”

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