Is a security weakness on Facebook allowing cybercriminals to post spam messages directly onto users’ walls?
Overnight, a number of users have been seen posting messages like the following on their Facebook
Apple is giving away 1000 Iphone4s i just got mines =)
Of course, Apple isn’t really giving away 1000 iPhone 4 smartphones, and clicking on the link takes you to a website which promotes a “make money fast” scheme, attempting to recruit home workers.
Tempted? I didn’t think you would be. But maybe some users in these cash-strapped times would be interested in discovering how they could make some extra pennies.
Even if you aren’t interested, you’ll find that the webpage is pretty determined for you not to leave without signing-up..
What’s particularly interesting is that this latest wave of spam messages say they were posted “via Email”.
That’s the facility Facebook supplies to post status updates to your Facebook page…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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