For Viral Crooks, Social Networks Are Prime Targets – NYTimes.com

Often the victims lose control of their accounts after clicking on a link “sent” by a friend. In other cases, the bad guys apparently scan for accounts with easily guessable passwords. (Mr. Marquess gamely concedes that his password at the time was “abc123.”)

Same old security story, make your passwords hard to guess, and don’t click on strange links.

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