27 May 2011

Facebook Dislike Button Scam Spreading Beware!!



A new facebook scam is spreading rapidly and has gone viral among the facebook users,  It looks like that Facebook has became most favorite play ground for spammers.
Facebook does not have a dislike button, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from trying to use it to scam users.

Nowdays Facebook Dislike button has gone viral, Here is the screenshot of the Facebook dislike button scam message:



Now as you can see from the above screen shot the link "Activate Dislike Button" looks genuine and it appears to be where the Share button is placed. Once the victim clicks on the "Activate Dislike Button", He arrives on a page where it asks to paste a JavaScript on to his/her address bar. Once the victim does that, The same message get's posted on his/her wall.

How It Works?
As I told you above that the "Activate Dislike Button" appears where the "share" button is usually placed, This is all because of the javascript, The Javscript which the victim pastes in his/her address bar actually renames the "Share" button to "Activate Dislike Button" but the functionality of the button is same due to which the message get's posted on the victims wall.

Is it a Virus?
Yes it is, When I clicked on the "Activate Dislike Button" it brought me a to page where I was asked to paste the javascript, suddenly my Antivirus(AVG) popped up indicating the virus to be some kind of "Social Engineering(Security)type 1710" virus


If your system are infected, scan your system with any good antivirus.
Hope this post will help you......
your comments and stories are welcome.....
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AbhiShek SinGh
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