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Hackers Trick Facebook Users into Self Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Scam

July 28th, 2014, 10:01 GMT · By



Under the pretext of providing a method to hack into any Facebook account, cybercriminals incite unsuspecting users into pasting malicious code into their web browser.

This scam is relied on social engineering, because all the scammer has to do is convince the user to follow a short list of steps that ends with pasting a specific code string into the JavaScript Console accessible in the web browser.

However, all the wannabe hacker ends up with is compromising their own account, giving the crook the possibility to use it to launch future malicious campaigns or to spread current ones.


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When it comes to Facebook one has to be alert and very careful on being duped into a scam.

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