Facebook Spammers Misuse Japan Tragedy For Like-jacking Attacks

by Rohit Khurana on March 23, 2011

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One of the most common ways of attacking the Facebook users is via the links and the applications on the news feeds; a new similar way of attacking the accounts has been seen on the Facebook and you can call it as Likejacking. In this post I will tell you more about this new attack and then I will also mention the new topic which has been taken into account in order to make this attack a success.

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Now a days, the most searched news topic is about the updates related to the Tsunami attack on Japan. The spammers used this topic as their way to introduce the like-jacking. The link will be stating that ‘Japan Tsunami launches Whale into the buildings’, now this link will assure you that it will show you a video which will show you that how these whales entered the building. Now, obviously most of the users will be excited to watch the video and thus they will click the link.

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This like-jacking highjacks the clicks made by you. Now when you will click the link to see the video you will be directed to a page where you can see a thumbnail of the video, as you are progressing towards the video by clicking on the options again and again, your clicks are being high-jacked and then they are being used in liking some of the pages. Just try to stay away from these links and if you have already been a part of this spam then check your news feeds and then delete the feeds of the link spread by your account.

Try not to get lured by these video links of Japan Tsunami, as you can have a look at them on the YouTube page. So, go on sharing this piece of information with your friends and then please let us know about your own views and suggestion or if you have got anything new related to this post then just put them down in the comments sections and we will be glad to share it with all the readers on your behalf (if we found it genuine and useful). I am sure that this will really help you to work intelligently on internet. So, keep reading and surfing!

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Arun Kumar March 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for the Info…….

Sure i will say to all my friends…..

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