'Most beautiful' scams proliferate on Facebook

Summary:Security researchers from Kaspersky Labs have intercepted a currently spamvertised Facebook scam, enticing users into clicking on a bogus news story.

Security researchers from Kaspersky Labs have intercepted a currently spamvertised Facebook scam, enticing users into clicking on a bogus video link.

The campaign is propagating using multiple themes. For instance:

  • If you like Nutella, never look this video!!!
  • Drill a tooth abscess! Disgusting :s
  • Compilation of Embarrassing and Busted! Photos, Awesome :D
  • Transgender 10-Year-Old, Boy Happier As A Girl !
  • A Really Giant Baby ! Amazing it looks so real :D
  • Air Race Plane Crashed in the crowd during a show !
  • The worst thing that can happen to a girl!
  • A fisherman catches a couple when they make ... :D

As always, the scammers are monetizing their clickjacking/likejacking campaign, by exposing Facebook's users to additional ads. Users who click on the video, will automatically re-post copy of the bogus video link on their walls.

Users are advised to user Firefox's NoScript extension to prevent clickjacking/likejacking attempts.

Topics: Security, Social Enterprise

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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