The Seven Deadliest Social Networking Hacks
Think you know who your real online friends are? You could be just a few hops away from a cybercriminal in today's social networksIt started with a stolen Facebook photo attached to an inflammatory profile. It led to online harassment, death threats, and emails to the victims boss questioning the victims character. But an online personal attack against Graham Cluley earlier this year is one example of how easy it is to use a social network to damage the identity of an individual -- or an entire company.
Cluleys case shows just how rapidly social networks can spread a smear campaign or personal attack -- and how it can quickly spread to the victims professional life. Cluley, who is a senior technology consultant with Sophos, recently met another victim who experienced a similar attack on Facebook, Kerry Harvey. He says it was apparently an acquaintance of Harveys who built a phony Kerry Harvey Facebook profile that branded her occupation as a "prostitute," complete with her cellphone number. ... Go to source