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Because of the being well-known excess of Facebook when it comes to social networking site across the web, it has now become one of the very likely stone pit of cyber criminals- the ringleader of the growing litigation of hate crimes, telemarketing and Internet fraud, identity theft, and credit card account thefts that is committed through the utilization of a computer and the Internet as well.
Cyber Crime is nothing new in the world wide web, however, the social media mutiny has made such crimes much easier to hand over. Due to the fact that people can add friends they really know and well as make friends they have never met and make their personal identity be publicized which could be added to the number of rich targets of cyber criminals. The personal accounts of the users can be used in their illegal product advertisement and or to ask for money from the mimic friend’s identity.
With more than 900 million users of the said social networking site and still counting are becoming more at risk to be on the list of growing cyber cases by cyber criminals. This is said as the result of Mark Zuckerberg’s advancement of social media online experience of the huge number of users. Hackers make them available to the swarming malware represented as the growing threat on your machine and get tens or hundreds of thousands of these machines to hold over their control and spread it to other spammers.
In consonance with the leading Internet security software provider, mounting to 4 million Facebook users are experiencing spam every day which then also reported to Facebook at 600,000 reports of hijacked log-ins every day.
Based from the review published in Communications of ACM, it is about 16% to 72% are students received a Phishing email. An email that looks like lawful and permissible coming from their friends on their account gives the user an intention answer back.