Viral clickjacking ‘Like’ worm hits Facebook users

May 31, 2010 by  
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Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have fallen for a social-engineering trick which allowed a clickjacking worm to spread quickly over Facebook this holiday weekend.

 

Affected profiles can be identified by seeing that the Facebook user has apparently “liked” a link:

girl owned police officer status message Viral clickjacking Like worm hits Facebook users

Messages seen being used by the spammers include:

"LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE."

"This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!"

"The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School."

"This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!"

 

Clicking on the links takes Facebook users to what appears to be a blank page with just the message “Click here to continue”.

click here to continue Viral clickjacking Like worm hits Facebook users

 

However, clicking at any point of the page publishes the same message (via an invisible iFrame) to their own Facebook page, in a similar fashion to the “Fbhole” wormwe saw earlier this month.

 

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