Everyone has heard about online financial predators that try to chat people up, get their personal information, try to get them to click on a malicious link, and then steal their money. Now a group of guys in France has developed an automated tool that will do that for them automatically without human intervention. The tool, called HoneyBot
, reportedly has a 76% success rate. The tool crawls through info in social networks in order to get background stuff on the victim before making the instant messaging attack.
This is something we don't need. Why give the bad guys more ideas.