Old Facebook likejacking scam in use again: “[SHOCKING] At 14, she did that in the public school”

We wrote last year a couple of times about Facebook likejacking scams. A likejacking scam is an attempt to lure Facebook users to click on a post in order to see something very interesting. For example, “Dad walks in on Daughter… Embarrassing” , „This spider is brutal“, “Who visited your Facebook Profile”, “I Will NEVER TEXT Again After Seeing THIS!! on CLICK HERE TO SEE.” and many others.

This time, a pretty old trick was used again, “[SHOCKING] At 14, she did that in the public school”.


Once a user that is logged in on Facebook clicks on the link, he would see this:


Facebook considers the link suspicious, but probably because of the fact that the link is pretty new, it was not yet blocked at the date of publishing this article. The user is asked via a slideup on the top of the screen if he thinks that the link is spam or not. Of course, in the hope of seeing a “shocking” image, most of the users ignore the warning and click on. On the website, the user is prompted to click on a link which would automatically post on the user’s wall the picture in the above image.

In other cases we have seen malware offered to be downloaded as a codec needed to visualize the incredible video.

We recommend the readers to not click on such pictures no matter who posted them. Don’t forget, that your friends might have also become victims of these scams.


Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert


via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2013/02/11/old-facebook-likejacking-scam-in-use-again-shocking-at-14-she-did-that-in-the-public-school/en/

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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