Hackers surreptitiously track MySpace users

A week or two ago, I posted here in support of proposed legislation to ban minors from MySpace. It turns out there are some other good reasons to keep your network users away from the 800 pound gorilla of social networking sites.

Last Friday, two teenagers were arrested for attempting a scam against MySpace itself. They had been operating a Website called MySpacePlus.com, which offered users a way to get information on visitors to their MySpace pages. This information included visitor's e-mail addresses, the number of visits they had paid to the MySpace page, and the address of the Web page they had last viewed. Reportedly, MySpacePlus had 55,000 users. WatchGuard Wire: RSS Feed | WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 1st June 2006 2:59AM