Social Networking Exploited

The Guardian reports that organised gangs are recruiting the next generation of internet criminals by approaching undergraduates on university campuses.

The cybercriminals are exploiting the popularity of social networking sites such as MySpace to steal identities or craft more personalised fraud attempts.

Computer security company McAfee also warns that online criminals are increasingly turning their attention to mobile phones, with the phenomenon of phishing, sending emails under a bogus identity to elicit personal information, spreading to text messages.