Facebook's New Worm Spreading 'Random Links' All Over the Site

Facebook is infested with a worm, seemingly the same one under different names, created by randomly generated developers, which's spreading links all over the site. This shows, "Facebook will allow apps which're not verified, that act in a worm or malware like fashion, and allows individual user privacy to become compromised to anyone who can […]

Facebook is infested with a worm, seemingly the same one under different names, created by randomly generated developers, which's spreading links all over the site. This shows, "Facebook will allow apps which're not verified, that act in a worm or malware like fashion, and allows individual user privacy to become compromised to anyone who can slap together a simple app."

"Applications like S22BZ5 created by randomly assigned pseudonym "Jackson Lasseter" has nearly 300 people under the grips of the worm. Others, such as replicated app B5DA8G, 9IHJ35 and AU0ZVE have just under 1,000 people inadvertently spreading the worm.

A quick Facebook search for "tiny.cc" and "is.gd", shows a great deal of worry and concern. Links seem to run through imgcrave.info and imgpant.info which then direct the user to an ordinary, legitimate website like Google or YouTube. Once this's done, your Facebook will be compromised, though this only seems to work on a Windows machine," explained Zack Whittaker.

By looking at the statistics on the tiny.cc webpage alone, it shows nearly 1,000 Facebook users clicking spam the link, with most being unique account holders running Windows with Firefox or IE.

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