As more organizations allow employees to use social media like Facebook and
Twitter at work, cybercrime attacks on these networks have exploded, according
to a report released Monday by IT security firm Sophos. Reports of malware and
spam rose 70 percent on social networks in the last 12 months, the security
Sophos’ investigation, titled "Social Security," finds 57 percent of users
report they have been spammed via social networking sites, and 36 percent reveal
they have been sent malware via social networking sites. The "Social Security"
survey is part of Sophos’ 2010 Security Threat Report, which looks at current
and emerging computer security trends.