Share 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.
Share Facebook has been infiltrated by Nigerian scammers and other cyber criminals who use compromised accounts to con users out of cash. Now that even non-tech savvy internet users know not to respond to, or click on links in, emails from strangers, online thieves have turned to social networks and are finding it is easier to trick people when posing as their friends. On Friday, Sydneysider Karina Wells received a Facebook message from one of her friends, Adrian, saying he was stranded in Lagos, Nigeria, and needed her to lend him $500 for a ticket home.