engine - 5:00 pm on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm intruiged that a criminal might use FB. Surely, it's better to remain off-the-grid. Not that i'm an expert, of course, but it seems so obvious.
An alleged cybercrime ring said to be responsible for losses of $850m looks to have been foiled by the FBI - by using Facebook.
In a statement, the US authority said 10 suspects had been arrested globally, including from the UK and US.
Facebook users were targeted over two years beginning in October 2010.
A gang was said to be using a botnet to steal credit card, bank account and other personal identifiable information from victims.
FBI Uses Facebook To Help Foil Yahos Botnet: Losses of $850 Million Attributed To The Gang [bbc.co.uk]