Social Networking Scams Are Here To Stay
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks use a mixture of proactive security monitoring technologies and behavioral analytics to detect anomalous activity from accounts that could signal a problem. But cybercriminals continue to find ways to dupe the system to spread phishing activity and harvest as much user data as possible, said Kevin Haley, director of Symantec Security Response. Haley told CRN that attacks can spread quickly because users are often sent links and offers to scams from people they trust. Learn how to spot five of the biggest scams plaguing social networks.