Social Media Provides Fertile Hunting Ground For Phishing Scammers

A Bigger Chunk Of The Phishing Expedition

The RSA study quotes a Microsoft survey that says phishing conducted via social media networks in early 2010 represented only 8.3 percent of all phishing attacks. But the bad guys were just beginning to dip their lines in the water. By the end of 2011, social media were used in nearly 85 percent of all phishing attempts.

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