Scammers target social networking
Phishers have found a way to use genuine MySpace.com accounts to trick users into revealing their account information.
Web analysis firm Netcraft reported on Friday that a MySpace user was emailing potential victims inviting them to visit a fraudulent login page, where they were asked to enter their email address and password. That information was then sent to a server located in France, according to Netcraft.
A significant rise in the global volume of spam in the past two months has security analysts worried that bot nets are increasingly being used by spammers to stymie network defenses erected to curtail bulk e-mail.