Those who have a social networking account -- take note. The FBI is warning users of the increase in social network account hijackings, IT Business Edge contributor Ralph DeFrangesco writes in a recent post. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), cyber-criminals have been hijacking accounts and sending out e-mail saying they are in legal or medical distress overseas and they need your help.
DeFrangesco lists several suggestions for those who need help protecting their social network accounts:
That last one would appear to be common sense, but since these attacks are still very effective, we must assume that not enough people are getting the message.
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