Revenge on an ex-girlfriend or a Facebook clickjacking attack?

Graham Cluley

Another status update was spreading virally earlier today, exploiting a clickjacking attack that we have seen Facebook scammers use in the past.

Messages were appearing on users’ Facebook accounts saying:

OMG This GUY Went a Little To Far WITH His Revenge On His EX Girlfriend

Clicking on the link would take your web browser to a page which asked you to click on a red and then a blue box to “confirm” that you are human.

We’ve seen this trick a number of times before, of course.

It’s what I call a colourful clickjacking attack. You think you’re just clicking with your mouse on a red and blue box, but in fact you’re unknowingly liking and sharing the link with all of your Facebook friends.

If thousands of Facebook users like a page, as they did in this incident, then there’s the potential for cybercriminals to send spam to…

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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