Fake flirty cyber analyst shows social network risks

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  • A new report from the security firm AVG says cybercrooks are infecting about 10 percent of the millions of computers they attack every month, the Telegraph reports. A recent survey shows 165 Internet domains were found to have attacked 12 million visitors over the course of two months. More than 1.2 million computers were subsequently infected. It also shows that cybercriminals are increasingly focusing on money and that they’re getting better organized. Improvements in their own organization, the report says, has lead to the development of toolkits they use to infect computers, illegally obtain information — and then buy and sell that information.
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