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Your friend on Facebook might be someone else

VeriSign iDefense researchers said they have monitored an underground web forum where a hacker has advertised 1.5 million Facebook accounts for sale. The iDefense group believes the person going by the handle “kirllos” is in Eastern Europe since he posts in the Russian language. The forum he posts in also is used by black market operators in Eastern Europe.

Kirllos is offering the login information for Facebook accounts with 10 friends or fewer for $25 per 1,000 and those with 10 friends or more at $45 per 1,000.

Compromised Facebook accounts can be uses in a variety of social engineering schemes and may succeed because Facebook users put too much trust in messages and posts that appear to come from friends’ accounts.

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Tom Kelchner