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In April, cybercriminals were seen exploiting users of major social networking sites so that you can spread malware and spam surveys, according to GFI Software. “In the same way that the buzz of social networking sites makes them a widely accepted tool for businesses to achieve customers and elevate brand awareness, additionally, it appeals to cybercriminals seeking a sizable pool of captive users to become targeted for malware and spam attacks,” said Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher at GFI Software.“Established sites like Twitter and facebook have for ages been an atmosphere for first time cyber-attacks, the good news is we are seeing scammers taking a desire for the buzz of newer sites like Pinterest to be able to catch victims off guard and trick them into hitting something they shouldn’t,” Boyd added.Twitter users were the quarry of cybercriminals looking to distribute fake antivirus applications within a particularly vicious spam run, which tweeted a hyperlink labeled “must-see” from numerous compromised accounts and spam-bots. Followers unlucky enough to click on the links were forwarded to a web site have contracted an imitation antivirus program.

Once installed, this program constantly alerted users that their machine was infected and requested payment to clean up the system. The following day, additional links used the Blackhole exploit kit to infect victims’ machines with malware before automatically sending these to a site which was hosting another scareware program called “Windows Antivirus Patch.”Twitter seemed to be used being a platform to consider advantage of users on Pinterest, a social networking site which can be rapidly gaining interest. A spam campaign while using account “Pinterestdep” claimed to be offering Visa gift certificates to users prepared to provide their opinions about Pinterest.As opposed to being forwarded to a person feedback form, victims were delivered to a web site which required them to complete as much as 11 reward offers also to refer three friends to do this as well. Scammers also took advantage of Tumblr users who mistakenly entered “Tublr” into their browser when wanting to access the favorite micro-blogging site and redirected them to a message that claimed the victim have been selected like a “daily winner.” Just like the scam on Pinterest, the victim ended up being asked to fill out surveys or complete other offers in order to claim the prize.In a rehash of your popular lure used previously on Facebook and MySpace, scammers tricked users into installing a fake application which promised to show them a list of people who had viewed their profile. The application form did nothing more than tag the victim’s friends in a spam image to be able to spread the fake application among their best social networking sites for business and serve them surveys that generate affiliate cash for your scammer.

“With countless studies being released which point out the regularity with which users are visiting their favorite social networking sites, it ought to come as no real surprise that cybercriminals see these sites as prime targets for his or her attacks while they turn to reach as numerous people as you can,” continued Boyd.

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