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Cyber criminals target MySpace

Date: July 31, 2006
By: Will Sturgeon

Social networking portal MySpace is becoming a major target for cyber criminals, with credit card fraud, phishing attacks and spyware all growing concerns for users of the site.

One reason for the problems arising is the overwhelming popularity of the site which has created an ecosystem ripe for the picking by criminals, according to one security expert.

Mark Sunner, CTO of MessageLabs, told "MySpace appears to be coming under fire from all sorts of angles.
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