Latest Clickjacking Stories

2012-01-27 10:14:45

Facebook and the U.S. state of Washington (WA) are suing Adscend Media, accusing them of a practice called “clickjacking,” which fools users of the No. 1 social network service into visiting advertising sites, revealing personal information and spreading the scam to others. The lawsuit alleges that Adscend Media has profited more than $1 million per month by using bogus pages on Facebook to whisk people away to other sites. The lawsuit charges that the Delaware-based online ad...

Facebook Has Paid $40,000 So Far For Bug Alerts
2011-08-30 12:59:03

  Facebook said on Tuesday that it has spent $40,000 so far on a program that rewards the discovery of security bugs. The program's goal is to encourage security researchers to help harden Facebook against attack. One security researcher has been rewarded with over $7,000 for findings six serious bugs in the social networking site. The program runs alongside Facebook's efforts to police the code it creates to keep the site up and running. Facebook's chief security officer...

2011-02-10 07:20:00

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PrivacyForSocialNetworks.com announces a new product enabling mothers to protect their children's privacy on social networks from privacy hackers. Privacy hackers pose a dangerous threat due to their anonymity and advanced software, which can see everything that is typed and is invisible to the user. These factors easily enable them to take over a computer and violate children's privacy. Today their favorite place to find victims is social...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

Experts at Internet security company Sophos said that Facebook should adopt tighter security measures to protect its users, as a rise in unmonitored applications endangers the social network's 650 million users. Experts from the firm suggested it should mimic Apple's App Store, which inspects all programs available for download. But Facebook said its data shows the opposite of Sophos and that it already has "extensive" protection for users. "We have a dedicated team that does robust review...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, today published its Q3 Quarterly Report on global malware activity, covering security events and incidents from July to September 2010. Continuing the theme from the last report, PandaLabs once again found Trojans in the spotlight, comprising 55 percent of all new threats. Infection via email, traditionally the most popular vector for spreading malware, has declined in favor of greater use of...

2010-07-01 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has published its Quarterly Report on IT Threats, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from April to June 2010. Trojans once again topped the rankings, accounting for nearly 52 percent of malware identified by PandaLabs during the quarter. Traditional viruses have continued their revival since the onset of 2010, now accounting for nearly 25 percent of all malware compared to 15 percent...

2010-06-16 13:43:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has reported the proliferation of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" option. The attack uses eye-catching messages related to the popular game Farmville, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to grab the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button, the Facebook wall feature or messaging system. Clicking the link...

2010-06-04 05:55:00

Droves of Facebook users are falling prey to "clickjacking" attacks through links that appear to have been "liked" by their friends, web security labs are warning. Hundreds of thousands of users have been affected by the attacks. Clicking the link tricks users into recommending the site on Facebook too. Currently the purpose of clickjacking is "trivial" and does not actively result in any malware or phishing attacks, Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told BBC News. The...

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