Spam application again spreading on Facebook
Posted in: Spam at 07/07/2010 18:32
A Facebook spam application spread by advertising a 'shocking' video has triggered security warnings.
Security vendor Sophos reports that the application spreads by enticing users to click on a video link promising 'shocking' footage a death due to text messaging. Upon clicking the link, the user is directed to a Facebook application installation page which requests access to the user's account information and communication wall.
Suspicious Facebook app may be spam launch pad [IDG]
A suspicious application circulating on Facebook has attracted nearly 300,000 fans whose profiles could be used as launching pads for spam, according to a security analyst.
The application, called "I will NEVER text again," lures Facebook users by offering a video, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for security vendor Sophos. When someone clicks on a link advertising the application, the application asks for permission to access their basic information and post to their Wall.