Phishers Phind Phacebook

facebook logo1.jpegIt was bound to happen. The scourge of phishing, which has long plagued rival MySpace, has evidently come to Facebook. Mike Arrington, who blogged an example this morning, oddly wonders “what the bad guys want with a bunch of Facebook user account credentials.” The answer of course, as with MySpace, is they want to spam your friends.

On the upside, the value spammers can generate by phishing Facebook log-in credentials will likely be considerably less than MySpace, since MySpace enables drive by visits to its users’ profile pages and Facebook does not. When you spam someone’s Facebook network, all you get is their network.

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