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INTERNET; ID thieves find a niche in online social networks; Scam artists are taking advantage of a trusting arena to get members to divulge passwords and other information.
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Web sites; Social networks; Identity theft; Internet crime
Author: Menn, Joseph
Date: May 5, 2008
Start Page: C.1
Section: Business; Part C; Business Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Symantec Corp., a tech security firm, recently reported that 91% of the bogus U.S.-based websites used in so-called phishing attacks during the second half of 2007 imitated the log-in pages of two unnamed social networking sites -- believed by industry executives to be the two biggest, MySpace and Facebook.

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