One Hundred Million Facebook Users Account Exposed online ,Biggest Online Threat

One Hundred Million Facebook Users Account Exposed online ,Biggest Online Threat

It seems social networking is not safe all time and that too when personal information is at risk .Is facebook inviting cyber war ? And too from the online cyber criminals like hackers.

Nearly every week or month world’s leading social networking site is in news some now or the other , as it’s users are not safe online. Say what if today I become the member of this online social networking community and tomorrow my account details are hacked . This is the real scenario of ongoing cyber threats , which certainly lead to cyber war one day.

A latest new update reveals over 100 million facebook member’s profile has been expose online and on worst note they are readily available for download for the same . A program written by Ron Bowes, a security consultant at Skull Security, scanned all the listings in Facebook’s open-access directory and then compiled a text file that lists the information he uncovered which was not hidden by users’ privacy settings,. That data list includes some Facebook users’ birthdays, addresses, phone numbers and more according to BBC reports.

Bowles said he published the data to highlight privacy issues, but Facebook retorted by saying the information was already public.’People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want,’ the website said.

But the dark side reveal that information people have agreed to make public was collected by single researcher and now could be easily available in search engines like yahoo,google,bing as well.

Thus serious and pathetic internet security threat looms large where hackers would certainly make those information to steal the credit card and social security .

But face book has something different to say as according to company spokesman Andrew Noyes “information that people have agreed to make public was collected by a single researcher … no private data is available or has been compromised.”

Facebook users beware ! New email scam can Steal Your Passwords

This is something again which doesn’t really sounds good. As Internet is expanding world wide day by day,with social networking , it is clear online scam artists will not miss any chance to strike your inbox .
In a latest update ,computer criminals are targeting face book users ,worlds largest social networking website by circulating fraud email ,which directly efforts to steal users passwords ,confirms one of the leading security software designer McAfee .

It is interesting to learn how it works .The fraud email which represents from Facebook ,informing users that their Facebook password had been reset and includes a link to recover or regain it.

But security firm warns the users that the attachment or link is password stealer,when clicked ,it allows hackers to gain your face book user name and password on that computer with other information.

The subject line of the scam email reads: “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Customer Support.”

Mcafee termed this as serious and worst email scam as it can target more than 300 million Facebook users . On safety side,it advises users if anybody receive password reset message just make it sure it is deleted.

Facebook’s ‘like’ button under grip of Malicious Spammers

Not good stuff for social net workers .World’s largest social networking website Facebook is once again in news. Not for any bench mark in the world of social networking and even not for any invention. But infact under the highlights of another Internet fraud . In latest update Cyber criminals have targeted Facebook’s ‘Like’ button which is resulting a clickjacking worm, also known as ‘likejacking thus another type of click fraud .

This deadly malware is designed and integrated in normal looking link which then takes you to a page asking you to click to continue. But infact Troj/Iframe-ET virus starts triggering after hitting the ‘like’ button , thus which could only result of multiplying this virus link through every clicks . The fact is that spam is every where leading to massive infection.

Leading Antivirus expert Sophos warn this is part of CPALead advertising network, which uses cost per action model . A fraud scheme in which victims are defrauded by means of answering surveys or offers etc. Moreover by clicking in such facebook links , will only make scammers earn more cash.

Now the question is facebook really aware of such facts and what actions are really initiated to crub such online scammers to save the face book users . Cyber crooks find this as hot destination where they can execute such tactics for their gains , but in coming days it will be interesting to see how face book acts on such fraudsters.

Facebook Scam , An example of Identity Fraud

How, when social networking site is not  social to you ? Scammers always open their eagle eyes and sniffing to every social networking place connecting people world wide . World’s largest social networking site face book is under grip of internet fraudsters.

The new type of attack introduced by scammers is now posing as to be identity theft, directly steals personal information known as ” viral wall post “.

Here the hackers role comes in picture where this hackers post or sponsors a message with a link to another site.

These link are full of malware parasite and when clicked on this link ,personal information or social security is gifted to hackers i.e hackers are now eligible to access and gain all our personal information, thus a good example of identity fraud.

Security experts people about any posting that links to an outside site. In the same they should be careful about this in case of strangers or untrusted sources.

Source :  ktnv.com

The Top Secrets of Social Networking Scams

Few years right back when Internet was introduced there was not immediate concept of social networking, but as the Internet expanded world wide,nodes and ties has become important factor for any individuals.

Same way social networking sites like Facebook,Twitter has become most common and popular way to share thoughts and meet your near and dear ones . Every day new individuals are connecting themselves to be part of social structure ,not knowing exactly some way or the other they can be potential victims of scams .Below are some of the top secrets of social network scams and tips to prevent them.

1.Cyber criminals always prefer to attack the social networking sites in which they will extract personal information steal your passwords,install malware by offering bad links .There fore avoid clicking to unknown attachments which often comes through emails.

2.Always update your computer system by means of secured antivirus software,operating systems(window,linux) and web browsers like (firefox, explorer).

3.Popular networking sites like twitter and Facebook issues updates for their members, through blogs or by means of their websites .Try to catch those updates in order to prevent scams.

4.Remember scammers will always mislead the victims by offering fake prizes or gifts in the name of facebook or twitter will sponsor a link and request for your active participation When clicking those links,the page will redirect to pony website ,which then ask your personal information for free prizes which is nothing but scam scheme.

5.Always use tricky passwords and not those lose ones which are easy for hackers to trace.Passwords encrypted with special characters and numbers will add great advantage and excellent security boost. Last but not least do not be too social on social networking sites by sharing your personal information like phone numbers,social security numbers etc.

Inside Study : Facebook becoming books of Phishers and Phishing scams

Will it be possible A day without social networking scams ? I think it is very difficult as growing demand of social networks and social networking all over the world increasing at alarming rate and why not . As most of the times we find our near and dear ones very close . But who knows other flip side of such networks which are making hub of scams and phishers .

In previous articles 419egal in it’s much efforts has already educated readers and Internet users about the social networking sites scam and that too Face book a leading social site.

A break through respect to latest Internet security updates by world’s leading antivirus giant Kasperksy reveals some shocking stuffs in which Facebook is the latest favourite destination of computer criminals in terms of cyber attacks. Where as paypal is just ranked below it followed by HSBC.

Kasperksy confirms the rewamp of fake websites which are responsible for phishing attacks pumping malware and surfacing through fake names payapal and to the worst sponsoring bad links in which face book users are diverted to reset their account resulting personal information is compromised.

According to researched study facbook was on fourth place where as russian Russian social network VKontakte was on 25th place , in terms of phishing attacks .

The Worst part if these Internet crooks managed to steal the users accounts ,then it can result bulk of spams emails to account holders.

As matter of fact facebook users should now be very careful,beware and alert as who knows next time which facebook fan will be targeted by scammers .

Facebook’s ‘like’ button under grip of Malicious Spammers

Not good stuff for social net workers .World’s largest social networking website Facebook is once again in news. Not for any bench mark in the world of social networking and even not for any invention. But infact under the highlights of another Internet fraud . In latest update Cyber criminals have targeted Facebook’s ‘Like’ button which is resulting a clickjacking worm, also known as ‘likejacking thus another type of click fraud .

This deadly malware is designed and integrated in normal looking link which then takes you to a page asking you to click to continue. But infact Troj/Iframe-ET virus starts triggering after hitting the ‘like’ button , thus which could only result of multiplying this virus link through every clicks . The fact is that spam is every where leading to massive infection.

Leading Antivirus expert Sophos warn this is part of CPALead advertising network, which uses cost per action model . A fraud scheme in which victims are defrauded by means of answering surveys or offers etc. Moreover by clicking in such facebook links , will only make scammers earn more cash.

Now the question is facebook really aware of such facts and what actions are really initiated to crub such online scammers to save the face book users . Cyber crooks find this as hot destination where they can execute such tactics for their gains , but in coming days it will be interesting to see how face book acts on such fraudsters.

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