Facebook Dislike Button Messages - Facebook Scam
Other Keywords: mega.lifeddl.net
Scammers are once again using the bait of a dislike button to bait Facebook users into passing on useless messages and opening their computers to possible malware attacks.
Facebook now has a dislike button! Click Enable Dislike Button to turn on the new feature!
Notice the extra option at the end of the post, "Enable Dislike Button"
Such messages have an option "Enable Dislike Button" at the end of the wallposts which leads to (in at least one instant) the site mega.lifeddl.net, though many sites are likely to be used in this threat.
Again, this is another attack similar to the Nicole Santos and the Prevent SPAM messages that circulated last week, in that it exploits a massive security loophole in the iPhone platform that allows scammers to append extra options at the end of wallposts that lead to external websites, and allows scammers to post messages onto the walls of all the friends of those effected. A security loophole that Facebook clearly have not got a handle on as this Facebook Dislike button message is currently circulating Facebook like wildfire.
There is no offical Facebook dislike button/link, and anything offering to provide it is almost certainly a scam, so Facebook users are once again strongly advised to ignore messages and links that claim you can obtain a dislike feature.
You can also read our blog post on this exploit here.
This specific viral SPAM message has triggered a confused and curious warning message, see below -
ATTENTION FACEBOOK USERS: If anyone posts a status to your wall saying anything about a dislike button, DO NOT CLICK IT ! It installs a virus called Virotrex which is used to redeem passwords and other sorts of information. RE-POST THIS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
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