MySpace Overcome By Severe Phishing 'Epidemic'; Cyber Superbug Invades Members' Friends Lists, Then Spams Relentlessly
NEW YORK (CBS) - Social networking giant MySpace stumbled to its knees at the hands of a cyber superbug recently, falling ill to a severe phishing epidemic that is plaguing a vast and vulnerable segment of its membership.
The viral scam, which targets the site's younger users, promises victims a free $500 Macy's gift card.
It sounds like a steal. And actually, it is. It's the stealing of a member's identity.
The spam scam involves users unknowingly sending their MySpace friends e-mails and posting comments on their profiles that plug a ploy for the supposedly free gift card that they'll never actually see, touch, or spend.