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Today, it was announced that Facebook had a hand in helping the FBI arrest those responsible for a botnet which is said to have stolen as much as $850 million from Facebook users.
A computer worm spreading on Facebook is stealing login credentials and associated email addresses acting as a back door to allow hackers to gain access to the infected computers.
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though more workplaces are regulating social networking sites, employees are finding ways around security roadblocks, making social networking a way of office-life around the world. Trend Micro's 2010 corporate end user survey, which included 1600 end users(1) in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan, found that globally, social networking at the workplace steadily rose from 19 percent in 2008 to 24 percent in 2010(2).
Facebook just added McAfee to its friends list in a big way by announcing a year-long partnership with the security firm that will allow all 350 million Facebookers to download a free six-month subscription to McAfee's security software.
Internet criminals are being increasingly drawn to social networks like Facebook and MySpace due to the relative ease of gathering personal information.
Security experts said on Monday that hackers have attempted to steal valuable data from Facebook users, as the popular social network site has been hit by five separate security problems in the last seven days.
A virus dubbed as "Koobface" is infiltrating Facebook's 120 million users by using the social network's messaging system to infect PCs, and get credit card numbers.
By TENLEY WOODMAN Music brought people to MySpace, but is it enough to keep them there? Numbers for unique visitors to MySpace dropped in May as Facebook's rose, according to comScore statistics from May.
By Miguel Helft On the Internet, popularity often draws the attention of hackers. So it is not surprising that Facebook has become the target of a spate of attacks, just as the membership on the site has swelled to about 100 million active users worldwide.
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