With Channel 4 screening the first Twilight movie this week, interest in the latest part of the Vampire movie series – the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – has started to ramp up ahead of its November cinema release. But cybercriminals are now luring internet users with a Facebook scam, supposedly offering users free tickets to an advanced screening.
According to Christopher Talampas, a fraud analyst with Trend Micro, most people would be attracted to free tickets to an advanced screening and, after an initially low-profile start, he has seem several incidents of clickjacking involving the movie on the Facebook social networking site.
Clickjacking is a malicious technique of tricking internet users into revealing confidential information – and even taking control of their computer – whilst they click on seemingly innocuous web pages.
Centering on vulnerabilities across a variety of browsers and platforms, clickjacking typically takes the form of embedded code - or script - that can execute without the user's knowledge, such as clicking on a button that appears to perform another function.