New Facebook Clickjacking Worm

A lot of times clickjacking relies on social engineering techniques. Social engineering basically means tricking someone into giving up information or taking an action.

Facebook has recently been hit with a pervasive clickjacking worm that uses social engineering to tempt users into clicking on the malicious link.

Some sources have reported that thousands of people have been infected with the Fb worm. One of the reasons that so many have been effected is that the worm uses a variety of social engineering tricks to convince Facebook members into following a link.

For instance, curious men were tempted with statements like "This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!" Other posts included statements such as "LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE;" "The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School;" and "This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!"

If you followed the link, then you found a page that says “Click here to continue.” Savvy users probably decided that they had gone far enough. Those with less internet security experience, however, often click the page, which unleashed a worm.

Given that it was the holiday weekend, the clickjack could have also caused problem for lots of people who are usually careful about what they do online, but were simply too intoxicated to follow their usual inhibitions.

"This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!" Other posts included statements such as "LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE;" "The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School;" and "This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!"

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