States in the USA, such as Vermont and New Jersey, are continuing to deal with heavy flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
And we weren’t surprised to find internet scammers attempting to profit from other people’s misery.
For instance, here is a clickjacking scam which at the time of writing is still active on Facebook.
This Facebook page reads:
VIDEO SHOCK – Hurricane Irene New York kills All
All? Hmm.. that would be a rather fanciful claim even for the most sensationalist tabloid report. But maybe it will be enough to make you click further.
BAM! Too late. You’ve been clickjacked. Even before you’ve had a chance to notice that the page is suddenly talking to you in Italian, the webpage has taken your click onto what you thought was the video’s play button and secretly behind-the-scenes tricked you into saying you “Like” the page – thus promoting it to your online Facebook friends.
If you were running an add-on like…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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