Facebook Scammers Pull A MySpace

Remember the beginning of the end for MySpace? It was all those random “cute girls” that were friending you even though you didn’t know them. You would log in and there would be 10 friend requests from fake friends. Well, it appears that scammers are trying to do a similar thing on Facebook, which until now was extremely difficult for scammers to penetrate. This new attack attempts to get users to click on a spyware site.

While there has been spam attacks on Facebook in the past, none of them were done through the automated creation of fake accounts. This new version, that was originally reported by AVG Blogs, is pretty straight forward (and similar to previous MySpace attacks). Users receive a friend request from an attractive girl which has a link displayed to a website.