Facebook “Likejacking” Tricks you into spreading Facebook Spam

Published Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:21 AM


There's a little Facebook spam worm going around Facebook. It's starts as a Facebook post by someone featuring a link. When you click the clink it goes to a page that just says “click here to continue” when you click the site will post something on your Facebook page getting other people to click it. It doesn't seem to have any ill effects other than just being annoying, but it could be used to spread a virus or other malicious software.

The Facebook posts include stuff like "LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE," "This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!," "The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School" and "This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!" So if you see something like that you should just leave it alone.

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