Spear Phishing Targets Users On Networking Sites


Seventeen year old Dan Leveille uses MySpace.com not only to connect with friends but to promote his photography and web design business. "I'm on there pretty much every day; I can spend like hours on there," he said.

So when a music group contacted him, Leveille clicked on the profile, but a login page popped up instead.

"I thought it was MySpace, it looked exactly like it, but on the address bar, it didn't say MySpace.com," Leveille said.

Computer expert Ron Teixeira says Leveille was almost hooked by something called a spear phishing scam, the newest form of phishing. Social networking sites are major targets. wcco.com - Spear Phishing Targets Users On Networking Sites

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