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Scamming and Social Networks

Increasing numbers of Information Security commentators and companies are starting to pick up on the increasing use of professional networking sites, social networking sites, and other related sites by scammers in order to get past the trust barrier that would prevent a successful scam.

One such article (with plenty of excellent resources) was recently posted at the SANS ISC. All of these articles would be remiss without mentioning the case study provided by S?nnet Beskerming researchers in early 2007, when an attempted 419-type scam was perpetrated on one of S?nnet Beskerming's researchers - through a professional networking site.

The findings from that case are fully supported by more recent articles, and it indicates that scammers are becoming more aware of the capabilities that these sites can give.

18 May 2007

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