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BBB Issues Warning Over Facebook Clickjacking

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a new Facebook 'clickjacking' attack, which has wrecked havoc on the platform in the last 24 hours.

The new 'clickjacking' spam attack involves unsuspecting users clicking a link accompanied by a scandalous looking status update which reads : “OMG This Guy Went A Little Too Far with His Revenge on His Ex Girlfriend”.

When users click on the link, they are prompted to fill a genuinely looking validation test, in order to confirm that the request is not computer generated.

However, what users are actually doing is clicking on the Facebook 'Share' and 'Link', which instantly shares the rogue link on the wall of infected users.

Even though the attack does not spread spyware or malware, it nonetheless adds to the growing number of spam attacks users have to deal with on the platform.

The BBB has advised users not to click on suspicious looking links on the platform, even if they have been shared by someone they know.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.