Giant snakes eating zookeepers and unwatchable videos – Facebook hit again by clickjacking scams

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Facebook users are once again suffering from an onslaught of clickjacking survey scams, designed to fool them into unwittingly saying they “Like” a link to drive web traffic that simply fills the pockets of scammers.

Here’s just one example we have seen in the last hour:

97% of ALL People Can NOT Watch THIS VIDEO For More Than 25 Seconds!
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Can YOU?! Watch the video and see how long you can last! Good Luck!

You can imagine why some Facebook users might be tempted to click on the link, but the truth of the matter is that the poster did not knowingly share the link with his Facebook friends. Instead, he was tricked into saying he “Like”d the link through a clickjacking.

If you were tempted to click on the link you would be taken to a page which appears ready to play a video.

The webpage looks like it’s part of Facebook, and most people wouldn’t hesitate to press the “Play” button the video. But the reality is that…

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, or drop him an email.

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