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Social Networking Scammers Use Porn

Social Networking Scammers Use Porn - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Pornography is a favorite medium used by cyber criminals to attract potential victims, with fake pornographic sites collecting data from unsuspecting users and infected sites distributing malware to visitors. Scammers who seek to exploit victims using social networking are now employing this tried and true method as well, according to an article on The Register.

According to the latest security report from Symantec, 92 percent of adult phishing scams, which took place in January, occurred over social networking sites. Often, after a victim enters their information into the phishing site, they are redirected to a scareware scam rather than pornography.

Scareware is a malicious program that masquerades as anti-virus software. It often claims a computer is infected with a significant number of viruses and the program needs to be downloaded immediately to clean the computer.

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