Worm Infects Facebook: Clickjacking Attack Exploiting the Like Feature

These days it seems as if more and more hackers are doing their utmost to exploit social networking websites, the latest attack we are hearing about is a clickjacking attack, which is spreading via Facebook’s “Like” feature.

Apparently this attack has already hit “hundreds of thousands of users”, from what we can see it fools users into thinking fellow Facebook users have “liked” a link, these links usually have intriguing titles.

There are quite a few titles which are known to be linked to this particular exploit, one of which is titled “The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School”, you can see some other titles to watch out for here.

By inadvertently clicking on one of the links Windows-based PCs can become infected with what Sophos call the Troj/Iframe-ET trojan, you can find out more about this infection here.

Due to the nature of Facebook this type of infection can spread extremely quickly, therefore we recommend not clicking on any links that you are not too sure about. If you think you have become infected be sure to update your antivirus definitions and carry out a full system scan.

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Source: Mashable

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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