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Facebook spam prevention scam spreading like wildfire Alert Print Post comment Retweet Facebook Social media worm d’jour By John Leyden • Get more from this author

Posted in Spam, 12th May 2011 10:22 GMT Free whitepaper – BitDefender Business Solutions v3.5 The growing prevalence of junk messages on Facebook is been used to bait a new scam doing the rounds on the social network.

Prospective marks in receipt of the fraudulent messages are invited to ‘verify’ their account in order to ‘prevent spam’. Recipients who respond to the message by clicking on a link end up sharing it on their wall as well as spreading highly obfuscated JavaScript.

‘With all the unexpected Sharing going on, this message has spread like wild-fire,’ warns net security firm Sophos. ‘Instead of preventing spam, this par”

 

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