During March 2012, GFI Labs documented several spam attacks and malware-laden email campaigns infiltrating users’ systems under the guise of communications purporting to be from well-known companies and promotions for popular products and services.
Thirteen individuals have filed a lawsuit against a number of app makers including Path, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp and Rovio, accusing them of uploading the information stored in their mobile phones' address book to their servers and using the appropriated data for their own ends, Venture Beat reports.
Emails purportedly coming from business-related social network LinkedIn have been hitting inboxes in the last couple of days, ostensibly reminding recipients of invitations they received: Unfortunately, the offered links take the users to a website hosting the BlackHole exploit kit, and if successful in taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities, it installs the well-known credential-stealing Cridex Trojan on the victims' machine.
Most social networks' users are hit by online scams almost daily - whether its the ubiquitous survey scam or the "share your cell phone number, get subscribed for a premium number service".
Facebook's regular introduction of on-by-default features often creates quite a stir when first introduced.
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