Shocking 17-year-old public high school antics clickjack unwary Facebook users into scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Many Facebook users were assaulted by the following message earlier today, seemingly shared by their online friends:

[SHOCK] At 17, she did THIS in public high school, EVERY day! Outrageous?
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Is it normal to let her do that? In PUBLIC and such!

The image of a young woman’s bottom in tight-fitting jeans might or might not (depending on your taste) entice you into clicking further – and if you did succumb you would have found your browser taken to a third-party webpage which pretends it is about to show you a video.

However, the “play” button on the video hides a secret “Like” button, which means that you share the link even further across your social network by clickjacking – helping the scammers spread their link virally.

The purpose of scams such as these are typically to lead you to online surveys (which earn the scammers affiliate commission) or to trick you into handing over personal information such as your…

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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