ID theft growing concern for MySpace users - Yahoo! News
As the MySpace's popularity grows so does the number of attacks on the popular social network website. MySpace has suffer a wide variety of attacks, including: sexual predators, Trojan Horses, spyware, adware, viruses, worms, identity theft and spam. MySpace responded by creating a security "czar" position. Hemanshu Nigam has been hired as MySpace's chief security officer. He has a great deal of experience. He was once a federal prosecutor specializing in child pornography and computer crime cases. He help developed security at both Microsoft Corp. and the Motion Picture Association of America.
Nigam has start a number of countermeasure against attacks on MySpace. He has create educational programs to teach users how to use the website safely. He has security officers create phony profiles to bait would be sexual predators and hackers. He has hired software engineers to find and close security vulnerabilities in the network. When possible, lawsuits have been filed against attackers.
MySpace has a vested interest in improving their security as many MySpace users are fed up with the attacks and have moved on to other safer social networks, such as Facebook or Friendster.