Web warning on flirty Russian robot

Be careful next time you get accosted by a flirty stranger in an internet chatroom: it could just be a Russian chat-up bot out to steal your identity.Internet security experts say that Russian programmers have created a piece of software known as CyberLover that can infiltrate dating sites and chatrooms and patiently seduce its victims.The “bot” solicits and collects information such as home addresses, telephone numbers, and personal photographs that are used to compile a profile that can be sold on to identity thieves.

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