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A weekend of Click-jacking on Facebook

Posted: 02 May 2011 07:17 PM | Anonymous | 3 comment(s)


In this blog post, I will analyze a Facebook scam technique that we've seen grow in popularity over the past few weeks, but let's focus on one example that was circulating this past weekend. As a Websense customer, if you are running our Web Security Software or real-time analytics, your users...

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Osama bin Laden scams on Facebook

Posted: 02 May 2011 10:34 AM | Patrik Runald | 2 comment(s)


We've seen scams using Osama bin Laden's death in other places and of course they made it onto Facebook as well. Here is the first example talking about a video: When clicking on the link the user is taken to a page on Facebook asking them to copy/paste the code into the browser's address...

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Osama bin Laden's death, Twitter fame and malware

Posted: 02 May 2011 09:33 AM | Patrik Runald | 1 comment(s)


Cyber criminals will jump at any chance and use any news to spread malware, and news doesn't get much bigger right now (sorry William and Kate) than the death of Osama bin Laden . It was obvious that we would see SEO poisoning leading to malware, image search poisoning, spam campaigns, and so on...

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