A new attack is spreading its way across Facebook, targeting fans of the epic vampire series Twilight. The clickjacking scam demonstrates just how easy it is to spread malware socially–especially if the bait is a phenomenon like Twilight that has such a devoted fanbase.
According to security researchers from Trend Micro, there is a new scam circulating on the social networking website which promises free tickets to Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Scam Signature Message:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
Get A Free Tickets to Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2!
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Click-jacking, Like-jacking
Trending: August 2011
Screen-shot of a scam that is being seen spreading virally on Facebook, posing as a link following the text brings the user to what appears to be a page for the game. However, clicking the “Play Now” button will actually “clickjack” your Facebook account into “Liking” the spammy post and spreading the post to your friends’ News Feeds.
If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page – and warn your friends not to click on the offending links.