Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Emma Watson Facebook clickjacking attack spreads worldwide

By CesarOrtiz
Clickjacking is a malicious technique of tricking Web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous Web pages. In this attack, when you click “Lost all respect for Emma Watson?” you will be taken to a survey, which both earns money for the scammers and if you open the page, you'll probably be tempted to click to view a video or go to a link. However, you will be invisibly clicking on a "Like" button without your knowledge, sharing the link further with your friends. To close the scam charade, you will be trick into handing over your mobile phone number to determine if you qualify to sign up for a premium rate SMS service. Even if you don’t sign (it is a scam!), if you give your phone number, you may expect unwanted text messages charging you lots of money per message. All the fake pages carry what look like official logos, photos or videos. The top ones are:

-Lost all respect for Emma Watson? (Emma Watson, is the actress who plays the part of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies).
-WTF! I just saw a movie how Christina Aguilera got arrested.
-SIK! I lost all respect for Miley Cyrus when I watched this video!
-I can't believe a GIRL did this because of Justin Bieber
-Don't click on 'Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked!

If you find you have accidentally "Liked" an offending webpage, remove references to it from your wall and check your profile settings. Always run your antivirus in “Live” mode and consider seriously using a malware detection software to complement the antivirus.


Marylin said...

Awesome blog and very straight forward useful hints. Continue keeping out the technical jargon so that us layman’s can understand.

Anonymous said...

emma i love.bill.