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clickjacking

A malicious action such as stealing confidential information that is perpetrated against a user who is browsing a website. The user is "hijacked" by "clicking" a link on a contaminated Web page that executes the malware. The buttons may appear legitimate, but users are actually clicking buttons on a transparent layer they cannot see. The buttons can cause anything to happen, including making a purchase.

Likejacking and Sharejacking
Numerous clickjacking scams have been perpetrated on Facebook. For example, Facebook Like and Share buttons have been hidden under other buttons so that, when clicked, users would voice their preference for something or share something with their friends unknowingly in order to generate viral marketing for a product or to propagate malware. See CSRF and hijacking.
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Some examples of malware particularly successful in social media are phishing, and click-jacking.
Click-jacking : Attackers lure you into clicking on a link, perhaps posting it on your wall and then spamming your friends to "check it out," or "view my photos." When someone clicks on the link, they unwittingly install malware (code or script) that can be used to steal information or take control over their computer.