A study by Websense Labs found more than 200,000 copycat sites which included the terms Facebook, Twitter or MySpace in their URLs. Unsurprisingly, Facebook was the most common target, account for nearly three-quarters of those faked domains. I can’t imagine too many Lifehacker readers who would fall for such obvious fakes, but it’s something else to bear in mind in your likely other life as informal tech support for everyone you know.
Malware Fiends Focus On Facebook, Twitter
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Angus Kidman | Lifehacker Editor
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.