IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Social Networking Security Attacks: The Top Incidents of 2010
It's been six years since Facebook was born, expanding from the student body at Harvard University to a worldwide social network with 500 million members. Along the way, its popularity drew attention from that ever-present, unwanted group that follows the rest of uscyber-scammers. The recent "Dislike" button scam is far from the end; it is just another example of how attackers follow the user community. With that in mind, eWEEK is highlighting some of the ways attackers have used and abused the most popular social networks of our day. In no particular order, here are our top social network-based attacks and security issues of the year and what you should be on the lookout for.