Scammers take aim at Gmail, VoIP and MySpace

27 July 2006

Old-school spam going down, phishing and Web 2.0 attacks going up


and VoIP services such as
Skype are the
top new targets for security attacks, according to a report out today.

Web security firm
warned that security threat levels have remained stable overall, but attackers
are switching away from email inboxes and towards social networking sites and
other Web 2.0 phenomena.

According to the latest MessageLabs Intelligence Report, July was "a month of
victimisation" for high-profile and popular sites and services, with MySpace,
AOL's AIM and
Gmail all being used for attacks.

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