Man in wheelchair falls down elevator shaft – Facebook clickjacking scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A shocking video of a man in a wheelchair falling down an elevator shaft? Is that really what you want to watch?

Well, if it is, then you’re just the kind of person that a newly-discovered Facebook scam is looking for.

Messages on the social network have been seen like the following:

Man in wheelchair falls down the elevator shaft *SHOCKING VIDEO*
[LINK] This Video is really shocking. a man in a wheelchair is falling down the elevator shaft.

If you’re curious enough to click on the link you are taking to a Facebook page which looks like it is about to show you a video.

But think twice about clicking on the play button! The webpage will take your mouse click and silently use it to say that you “Like” the page and share it with your friends.

As far as your friends can tell, you’ve just shared a link to a shocking video of a man in a wheelchair falling down an elevator shaft.

Those people who are running addons like…

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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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