Beware ‘News Of The Minute” Facebook Scams

Websense has found an alarming Facebook scam taking advantage of yesterday’s tragedy in Oslo, Norway, infecting an estimated one user every second.  The scam is a form of ‘clickjacking’ that replicates itself on users’ walls after they click on fake posts within their news feed.  I could not find details of what the payload is from this attack, but rest assured, these types of attacks generally look to infect your computer, and your friends’ computers with financially motivated malware.

Use caution when seeking news items.  Searching for breaking trends and current news represented a higher risk (22.4%) than searching for objectionable content (21.8%), including pornography.