What is likejacking?
Likejacking ist ein Clickjacking-Betrug, der durch Facebook unter Verwendung des Facebook ‚Gefällt mir‘ -Buttons verübt wird. Beim ‚Likejacking‘ teilen Betrüger ein überzeugendes Video-, Image- oder Rabattangebot, indem sie auf ‚Gefällt mir‘ klicken. Dadurch wird der Deal auf allen Facebook-Feeds der Freunde des Nutzers gepostet, wodurch der Betrug verbreitet wird. Je mehr Leute den Post ‚mögen‘, desto mehr verbreitet er sich.

Although the effects of these scams are not clear, some internet security experts believe that scammers are trying to gain access to a Facebook account or users' personal information.

In October 2011, two widespread and very typical scams on Facebook spread like wildfire. The first was a scam targeting Canadian Facebook users who offered them a gift certificate to Tim Hortons, a popular coffee and donut shop. The scam pushed Facebook users to click a link and the page that appeared. They were then asked to enter their email address and provide additional information, supposedly in order to receive the gift card. The same scam was then committed a day later, offering a Starbucks gift card worth 50 $.

Sophos, a global network of internet security analysts, investigated the fraud and found two main risks to victims:

The victims were asked to cut an unknown JavaScript code into their browser bars and walk past there. Running unknown JavaScript is risky as it can start a virus on the user's computer.

The victims were asked to provide personal information such as name, address and email address. This could provide enough information for the hackers to commit identity theft or hack into a user's Facebook, email, or other accounts.

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