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Facebook "Like" Worm - Spreading Through JS Exploit

 4:40 pm on Oct 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thousands of Facebook users are being attacked by a nasty Facebook worm that forces you to "like" a Facebook page, which then automatically spreads it through a user's wall...

The result is thousands of wall posts for a page entitled "Shocking! This girl killed herself after her dad posted this photo." Clicking the link enclosed spreads the worm further.

...according to Facebook Search, a lot of people have been affected by this one. As far as we can tell though, the exploit doesn't compromise your account or steal your password.




 4:49 pm on Oct 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

That's two problems in less than a month's time. Given the growth of Facebook, they're going to have to start throwing a lot more resources at making it a safe place to play - or these kinds of attacks are going to continue being successful.

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