Scam warning: When our new teacher terns towards a blackboard students are go haywire. VIDEO: New Teacher from behind

Scam warning: When our new teacher terns towards a blackboard students are go haywire. VIDEO: New Teacher from behind

Summary: A variation of the typical Facebook likejacking scam uses different URL shorteners as well as direct URLs to appear more legitimate.

SHARE:

The Facebook scams keep coming, and the latest one has a few noteworthy twists. It doesn't use a celebrity's name and is simply titled "New teacher from behind." It starts off with a link and then follows with the text "When our new teacher terns towards a blackboard students are go haywire. VIDEO: New Teacher from behind." Tens of thousands of users were affected by this one.

Unlike previous "likejacking" scams (a play on the term clickjacking, which means prompting a victim to click something while a different action is taken behind the scenes), this one uses many different URL shorteners, including goo.gl, tiny.cc, and tinyurl.com. It even sometimes includes direct URLs to websites registered on .info and .ro top-level domains. This attack only requires that you are using a modern browser and are logged into a Facebook account. It works regardless of the operating system your device uses, including Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, and so on, according to Sophos.

Once you click the link, you're taken to a webpage with a fake video player window, which is overlayed with a hidden iframe; clicking on it anywhere will also submit a Facebook Like and spread the post to your Facebook page. The scammer earns his or her money via a commission for every survey completed. Those who fell for this particular scam report that they were infected with malware. Furthermore, you should never hand over your mobile phone number as scammers will sign you up for a premium rate SMS service.

As I've recommended before, if you see a scam like this one, report it. Then go check your own wall to make sure you're not spreading the scam; the sooner you clean it up and unlike the page, the better. You can even contact Facebook Security if you'd like to. Some security suites as well as the Firefox add-on NoScript will prevent the likejacking from taking place.

Topics: Security, Hardware, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows, Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

4 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • Ternstile

    All your teachers are go haywire.
    Robert Hahn
  • RE: Scam warning: When our new teacher terns towards a blackboard students are go haywire. VIDEO: New Teacher from behind

    All your teachers belong to us.
    kent42
    • RE: Scam warning: When our new teacher terns towards a blackboard students are go haywire. VIDEO: New Teacher from behind

      <p>MBT 2011<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-baridi-126/" title="chaussures MBT Baridi"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Baridi</strong></em></a> profit make instruction an ideal offer more effective, challenging and gentle for the spine. <a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-boost-135/" title="Chaussures MBT Boost"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Boost</strong></em></a> for Masai Barefoot Technology. There are an ideal offer more as well as an ideal offer more concerns like back again pain, joint discomfort etc.,<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-bomoa-136/" title="Chaussures MBT Bomoa"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Bomoa</strong></em></a>
      </p>
      manufactures have take place out with comfy choice of shoes to relieve the pains<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com" title="mbt chaussures"><em><strong>mbt chaussures</strong></em></a>,<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com" title="mbt france"><em><strong>mbt france</strong></em></a>. even although in the end<a href="http://www.louisvuitton-borse.com/" title="louis vuitton borse"><em><strong>louis vuitton borse</strong></em></a>, a marriage devoid of have confidence in and adore wasn?t very good for anyone<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-changa-125/" title="Chaussures MBT Changa"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Changa</strong></em></a>, she said.</p>
      <p>Ideally<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-fanaka-123/" title="Chaussures MBT Fanaka"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Fanaka</strong></em></a>, once the legs to withstand stress block<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com" title="chaussures mbt"><em><strong>chaussures mbt</strong></em></a>, the method trunk, legs must acquire perpendicular in the direction of the top<a href="http://www.chaussures-mbt-fr.com/chaussures-mbt-chapa-124/"><em><strong>Chaussures MBT Chapa</strong></em></a>. <a href="http://www.louisvuitton-borse.com/" title=">louis vuitton outlet"><em><strong>louis vuitton outlet</strong></em></a> ex-wife Elin Nordegren mentioned she have been by means of hell offered that her husband?s infidelity surfaced but she certainly not strike him<a href="http://www.mbt-scarpe-it.com/"><strong>Scarpe mbt</strong></a>, based on an job interview released toda<a href="http://www.louisvuitton-borse.com/" title="louis vuitton negozio online"><em><strong>louis vuitton negozio online</strong></em></a>y. MBT 2011 Womens Shoes informed individuals newspaper she and Woods attempted for weeks to reconcile the relationship.<a href="http://www.louisvuitton-borse.com/" title="sito louis vuitton"><em><strong>sito louis vuitton</strong></em></a>,<a href="http://www.mbt-scarpe-it.com/"><strong>mbt outlet,mbt scarpe</strong></a>,<a href="http://www.belstaffoutletit.com/"><strong>belstaff</strong></a>,<a href="http://www.belstaffoutletit.com/"><strong>outlet belstaff</strong></a><strong>,<a href="http://www.belstaffoutletit.com/">belstaff italia</a></strong>,<a href="http://www.belstaffoutletit.com/"><em><strong>belstaff</strong></em></a> <a href="http://www.belstaffoutletit.com/"><strong>sito ufficiale</strong></a><br>
      </p>
      mbtshoes123
  • No Offense

    But pages like http://facecrooks.com/ and http://thebulldogestate.blogspot.com/ are better sources of information like this. There are so many Facebook scams that these sites expose a great deal of them.
    bobiroc