'Enable Dislike Button' scam spreading on Facebook

Summary:Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating "Enable Dislike Button" Facebook scam.

Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating "Enable Dislike Button" Facebook scam.

Upon clicking on the what looks like a recently added genuine Facebook feature, users are exposed to a "Follow the steps below to get the Dislike button" instructions page similar to the one seen in the Osama Execution video scam.

Spamvertised as:

Facebook now has a dislike button! Click 'Enable Dislike Button' to turn on the new feature!

Once the users copy and paste the obfuscated javascript in their browsers, all of their friends will be spamvertised with a wall post about the non-existent Dislike feature. The campaigners appear to be monetizing the campaign through a survey scam.

For the time being, Facebook doesn't offer a dislike button.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Security

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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