Best infographic on facebook scam evolution: likejacking, tagjacking, commentjacking and more

The evolution of Facebook scams in a fresh&funky infographic detailing on likejacking, tagjacking, eventjacking, profile customization scams, mobile scams, notification scams, commentjacking.



October 2010

Scams put on their (best) Social Game themes and flood accounts with promises of bonus giveaways.


Profile customization scams

November 2010

Fashion-forward scams with adware skeletons in their closets set off as mighty style crusaders by luring users with fake background changing & profile customization features.


Christmas-themed scams

December 2010

A host of little league "season to be merry" scams plus a quite successful comeback of See who viewed your profile. There's your answer to the "Have you been naughty or nice?" question.


Likejacking explosion

January 2011

New Year's fireworks spark off a true flood of fake Likes .

Did you actually "like" that video/photo or did the scammer do it for you?



February 2011

According to statistics provided by URL shortening services, more and more mobile platform users get their fair share of social scam heat.



March 2011

A tricky Facebook old-timer, the "How long?" scam, to be more precise, starts migrating towards the tropics of Twitter.


Introducing Tagjack and EventJack

April 2011

These hardened tricksters are out to get your friends in the trap by impersonating you and by tagging your friends or by inviting them to events allegedly created by you.


Admin notification scams

May 2011

New scam dubs hoards of users as page administrators. A Facebook notification reels them all in and creates the perfect audience for scammers' show of malware/adware later on.


Commentjacking kicks in

June 2011

An apparently harmless (type the word) human verification test gets you to say whatever the scammers want and to invite your friends to join the scam party.


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Ligia ADAM

Ligia Adam is a passionate online communication professional, advocating for protection against all kinds of e-threats. Preaching about data & identity theft, infected mobile apps, social media scams & other nasty stuff, Ligia Adam’s mission at Bitdefender is to teach and inform internet users on how to keep their digital life safe.