Monday, December 15, 2008
"Computer hackers are selling stolen Facebook social networking accounts to gangs for only 89p.
"The cyber thieves steal the account entry details from users before selling them on to gangs behind online fraud who in turn send viruses to other computer users.
"These gangs send 'spam' messages on to millions of other computer users, urging people to click on false video or photo links.
"By clicking on the links, people's computers become infected with spyware viruses that can track keystrokes and copy details such as passwords to online bank accounts.
"Other profiles being sought by the gangs include login details for MySpace and internet phone company Skype."