BitDefender today released a detailed infographic which revealed the dynamics of the Facebook scam landscape. Based on the statistics provided by Bitdefender safego, a free Bitdefender tool, discussed here, the infographic details the types of messages used as baits in the spreading of social scam.
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The top ranking bait is of the “see who viewed your profile” type and it lures users into finding out how many visitors their profiles have attracted.
The infographic also covers the most used spam words and phrases, thereby providing a very useful dictionary of social network malice. A separate section is dedicated to a spam wave case study, which offers valuable info on illegitimate applications’ spreading mechanisms and potential click counts.
This Infographic on Twitter Scams may also interest you.