Enable Dislike Button

‘Enable Dislike Button’ scam spreading on Facebook

By Dancho Danchev | May 16, 2011, 4:46am PDT

Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating “Enable Dislike Button” Facebook scam.

Upon clicking on the what looks like a recently added genuine Facebook feature, users are exposed to a “Follow the steps below to get the Dislike button” instructions page similar to the one seen in the Osama Execution video scam.

Spamvertised as:

Facebook now has a dislike button! Click ‘Enable Dislike Button’ to turn on the new feature!

Once the users copy and paste the obfuscated javascript in their browsers, all of their friends will be spamvertised with a wall post about the non-existent Dislike feature. The campaigners appear to be monetizing the campaign through a survey scam.

For the time being, Facebook doesn’t offer a dislike button.

Synon: Brilliant!

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