Fake Social Network Profiles: A New Identity Theft Threat This Year

There is a new form of identity theft emerging in 2009. People who do not have profiles at social network sites could have their online identities stolen. According to an annual threat report by Aladdin, an online security firm, indicates that if you do not have profiles at certain social networks you could be at risk. Someone else could easily aggregate information about you from other places online and create a fake, yet believable social profile and use it to ruin your social or professional reputation online.

In a test conducted by the team at Aladdin, researchers were able to create fake profiles that were so believable that they were able to connect with those people’s real friends and acquaintances. You can get the full scoop in this post by Sarah Perez of ReadWriteWeb.

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