Cheerleaders Gone Wild clickjacking spreads virally across Facebook

Graham Cluley

We’re seeing many messages right now being posted from the accounts of Facebook users saying:

Cheerleaders gone wild – have to see this

accompanied by the image of a midriff-baring cheerleader carrying two pom-poms.

If that’s enough to tempt you into investigating further, you may well click on the link which will take you to the following Facebook page:

The page claims that the content you are about to access is “inappropriate for some users” as it “may contain shocking graphics, nudity or disrespect other individuals”. The warning (which is designed to appear like an official Facebook message) asks you to confirm that you are 18 years old or older before you can proceed.

With your appetite now whetted, you are next prompted to press the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in a particular order to prove that you really are a human being.

Unfortunately for you, when you click on the buttons you are really being clickjacked. You may think you are just…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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