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Congratulations BHW FB CPA Guys, You Made It To The AUS News!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by oni3350, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. oni3350

    oni3350 Regular Member

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    Saw a story on the news.com.au site this morning about the FB scams that are going around, It was mainly about how hackers are stealing passwords from users. But it did mention something that caught my eye a litter further down the page.

    Clicking on a Facebook link that starts with "OMG..." might sound a silly as replying to an email from Nigeria. But thousands of people are falling for it.

    Nearly all these scams entice users with the promise of an outrageous video clip or story, as long as they complete a survey first.

    "OMG this is shocking!"

    It looks as though a friend is posting a link. It may be named something like "OMG Shocking real crimes caught live on Google Streets" or ?I am never texting again since I found this out!"

    But if you click on the link, instead of being shown a video you are asked to grant permission to an application. If you accept, another box pops up saying you must complete a survey before watching the clip.

    While that may not sound like anything more than an annoying waste of time, the real devil is in the detail.

    By granting permission to the application, you are allowing it to access your profile and friend list, post things on your profile and look at your data at any time.

    When you complete the survey, the scammer gets a commission. But even if you don't, the rogue application has already accessed your data and implanted itself in your account.


    Full story here: http://www.news.com.au/technology/d...hotos-to-private/story-e6frfro0-1225906788677
     
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  2. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    lol awesome
     
  3. superspiderman

    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    Haha yeah it was in the print version too - I read it this morning with a big grin on my face!
     
  4. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    LOL! My fb page got into bbc news :D Saw it on the website lol
     
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    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    Good work, guys. :)
     
  6. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    LOL, I don't know why you're all happy to see this in the news.

    The whole article is about warning people to watch out for all the fb marketers techniques. A lot of people are already smart enough to not bother filling out cpa forms, this article is trying to get the ones that still might to not do it either. It's also educating them about clickjacking and autolikes as well.

    All the things the facebook marketers depend on are being warned against. I'd think you'd be happier the longer you could stay under the radar with your techniques.
     
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  7. Tetsuya121

    Tetsuya121 BANNED BANNED

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    Not good news at all. Thats gonna make the fan page cpa offers conversions even worse....
     
  8. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    and you guys are happy about this?

    The smart guys will "game" fan pages and make them sustainable while the idiots do stuff like this and ruin it for everyone.


    only fools raise red flags.
     
  9. wookie85

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    Good going to whomever did that gig on FB hahahahahahaha
     
  10. SmileAtmyWins

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    Congrats guys.
     
  11. Silencer

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    Saw the same thing on CTV Canada News
     
  12. asianpersuasian

    asianpersuasian Newbie

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    "I am never texting again since I found this out!"

    :D my other fan page "Profile Spy" made it on AVG or some kind of antivirus blog

    Also my FB game sites had several posts about them :D
     
  13. joesomebody

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    Idiots. It's not a good thing to get "outed." Just wait, FB will stop you somehow now. Ruining techniques is all a lot of people here do.
     
  14. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    not to mention the tons of people thinking "huh, you can make money on facebook? lets google it!" whats the first thing to appear but BHW with instructions
     
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    lol yes its not good that we are being outed but if you do ANY facebook marketing at all you know that you will be pretty much uneffected by it. Facebook is so huge and the users are dumb as hell, they never learn and will keep doing surveys to see shit that they can see on google images. But if you really wanna bank think outside the box and be the leading fb marketer :)
     
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  16. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    Facebook has just implemented their "No Friend Add" feature, so there goes facebook marketing.

    You can't add people anymore from other networks than your own, and if you do start adding friends from your own network, you get hit with "Do you know this person?"

    They are going downhill.
     
  17. greentitanium

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    i added 5 freaking people to my page the other day. its a small 2k page and i had not added people to in a month. they blocked me and said i was doing something others would find annoying
    to them this was just my personal page!
     
  18. catpro

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    nothing like being on the news
    hahah
     
  19. mani911

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    nice maiiite :p