All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Clickjacking’

Spammers Make Up 40% of the Social Web

Online security firm Impermium has just reported that up to 40% of all social media accounts are created by spammers, and this number has doubled over the last six months. Spammers exploit the sharing features on social networks to spread their wares, and ‘clickjacking’ and ‘likejacking’ are rampant. Facebook describes clickjacking in its help center: Certain malicious websites contain code …

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‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam

**Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the company named in this settlement. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error. California-based online affiliate marketing company Adscend Media LLC has agreed to pay roughly $100K in court costs, in a settlement with The Washington State Attorney General’s office regarding the spamming of Facebook users. Adscend also agreed …

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Likejacking Scams on Facebook

Be careful who you friend and what websites you are being requested to visit because some sites employ a “Manual Sharing Scam” – better known as “Likejacking” or Clickjacking. Once users click on these scamming sites they could receive posts on their wall that say they “Like” the site, in an effort to spread itself virally. The scam spreads once …

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Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media

Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced the filing of dual lawsuits against Adscend Media, an ad network, which has allegedly developed and encouraged the “spread of spam through misleading and deceptive tactics,” including clickjacking. Facebook defines clickjacking in its help center in the following manner: Certain malicious websites contain code that can make your browser take action …

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