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Facebook phishing campaigns demands tighter security

WorkLight : 23 June, 2008  (Technical Article)
With recent reports of phishers stepping up their campaign on Facebook users, WorkLight recommends business users to reinforce security on web 2.0 applications in the workplace to prevent falling victim
WorkLight says that the recent phishing campaigns targeted at Facebook users highlight the need for companies to use secure solutions when accessing social networking portals.

'Companies currently gain substantial B2B and B2C benefits by using social networking sites to uplift sales and promote their products and services. Yet, as phishers target Facebook users, secure access to these sites is a must-have on the security front,' said David Lavenda, WorkLight's vice president of marketing and strategy.

Lavenda's comments follow in the wake of weekend reports that hackers are specifically targeting Facebook users with phishing emails, as well as messages posted to members' walls, in a bid to route users to forged login pages.

According to industry experts, this latest campaigns utilizes a very specific attack methodology, using multiple IP addresses that auto-rotate every three minutes or so.

'More than anything, it highlights the need for enterprises to use a secure Web 2.0 access solution to prevent their staff, partners and customers from falling victim to this type of fraud.' Lavenda noted.
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