As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London gears up to become the most “social” games yet, hackers and cybercriminals are expected to pose a huge concern for users on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“Social media will be a major vehicle for Olympics-related fraud this year,” Angel Grant, senior manager of anti-fraud solutions at security and risk-management company RSA, told Mashable.

“Thousands of people already follow the games via social channels, and fraudsters worldwide are eager to leverage the interest around the Olympics to launch cyber attacks with the goal of stealing personal information.”

To prevent social media accounts from being comprised, security firms are urging users to use caution when clicking on links that are allegedly sent from the site itself.

Source: Mashable