12. May 2010 · Comments Off on Simplistic attacks still work some of the time · Categories: Malware, Social Engineering · Tags:

Sunbelt has a detailed blog post of a ridiculously simple and obvious social engineering attack on Facebook users. The good news is that only 0.05% of Facebook users fell for it. The bad news is that the actual number of Facebook users is 191,372. Given the ease of creating these attacks and the rewards to the attackers, they are not going to stop anytime soon.