Monday, January 5, 2009

Hackers Target Celebs on Twitter

Phishing schemes are usually perpetrated against consumers' online banking activities. But, some crafty hackers have come up with a more humorous, if not less lucrative, use of the ol' phishing scheme.

Recently, Britney Spears and President elect Barrack Obama were victimized on Twitter, the internet feed service that lets all the people in your life know what you are up to 24/7. Bogus messages were purportedly sent out under Obama's and Spears' Twitter accounts. Not much real harm but nonetheless illustrates the minefield businesses and individuals walk through on a daily basis in cyberspace.

If you are the victim of a phishing scheme or other internet fraud, contact an experienced internet attorney.

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