NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, June 14, 2010

Facebook Spam App Du Jour Posted by Sean @ 10:10 GMT

There's yet another Facebook spam application on the run.

It uses this string of text to lure folks: "I am shocked!!! The teacher nearly killed this boy: http://bit.ly/aWeBMl - Worldwide scandal!"

If you click on the link, you're directed to this application:

Teacher nearly kills a boy

How many have clicked on the link so far?


Almost 140 thousand.

Hopefully not as many people allowed the application to access their profiles:


Updated to add: Now it's more than 140 thousand clicks and the applications page indicates almost 59 thousand active users. That indicates that about 40% plus of the users exposed to this lure are falling for it!