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Figure 1: An example of a deceptive spam profile
The most notorious worm in social network is the koobface. According to Trend Micro, the attack from koobface as follows:
Step 1: Registering a Facebook account.
Step 2:Confirming an e-mail address in Gmail to activate the registered account.
Step 3: Joining random Facebook groups.
Step 4: Adding “friends” and posting messages on their walls.
-----In February,2009, the Twitter account of Miley Cyrus was hijacked too and someone posted some offensive messages