The amount of malicious activity on social networking sites has been dramatically increasing each year as cybercriminals identify new ways to infect users. According to Kaspersky Lab data, in the first half of 2012, 80% of all compromised computers were attacked while browsing the web. Additionally, in 2012 phishers' top targets were social networking sites (24.5 percent). To reflect this growing trend, Kaspersky Lab has expanded its efforts to increase online security through offer agreements with established social networking organizations, such as LinkedIn.
For more information on the dangers of social networking and how users can protect themselves, please visit Kaspersky Lab's Dangers While Social Networking Infographic.
Steve Orenberg, President
Kaspersky Lab, North America
"As the threat landscape continues to target social networking users, Kaspersky Lab is making a concerted effort to integrate its research, security intelligence and technology solutions with established social networking organizations. By working with LinkedIn, Kaspersky Lab will be at the forefront to both educate and equip their users with the most secure internet security solutions."
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