As it was expected that due to many loopholes in facebook security sooner or later criminals will use facebook for their evil purposes. And it is ‘not surprising’ at all that cyber criminals have begun using Facebook to send out spam, according to security firm Sophos.
Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at the company, said that Facebook ‘has sky rocketed in importance and everyone loves it’, which means cyber criminals will enjoy it too.
‘Spammers and hackers basically follow the trend, so it is not surprising at all that they are attacking Facebook and using Facebook to send out spam,’ she said.
However, Ms Theriault revealed that users of the social networking site can protect themselves from attack.
‘One of the main ways that you can try and combat this and work at this is by setting your [configuration] options,’ she said.
However, personally i feel that facebook have so many security issues that even setting your configurations spammers and criminals still have many ways to access your accounts. So we should be really careful while using facebook and any other social networking sites. Especially the teenagers and young girls.