Social networking threats
As users have flocked to social networking sites, it was only a matter of time before the interest of the hacker community was piqued. Sites such as MySpace and YouTube have skyrocketed in popularity and tout visitor numbers in the millions. In the past year alone, MySpace visitors have been the repeated target of attacks, falling prey to everything from cross-site scripting to phishing. YouTube has also contributed, as codecs loaded with keyloggers and spyware variants have begun to accompany videos posted on their site.