An anonymous reader writes: From Technewsworld: Social engineering tactics — scams that depend on user-interaction to execute an attack against them — rose dramatically in 2006. "Social networking sites are goldmines of information, and a social engineers dream. You don't even have to go dumpster diving anymore," Chris Boyd, director of malware research for FaceTime Security Labs said. "The payoff is almost always financial — even if they're stealing login data, they're only doing it to spam Web sites that install adware, such as the recent MySpace worm," Boyd explained. "The impact on these sites can be gigantic. For example, the only real safeguard against the MySpace worm attack was to not use the service. You can't get a bigger impact than that.