Spam scheme spreading via Facebook chat

Facebook was investigating what appeared to be a new spam scheme that results in users getting messages from friends over Facebook chat that have malicious links.

Facebook on Friday afternoon was investigating what appeared to be a new spam scheme that results in users getting messages from friends over Facebook chat that have malicious links.

The messages say "LOL is this you?" and are accompanied by a link that looks like it leads to a video on Facebook, one victim told CNET. In his case, clicking the link directed to a Web page with a "404-Page Not Found" error message and his account sent the spam out to at least one of his friends, he said.

The spam was also reported on Twitter, but at this point the outbreak seems to be minor.

For more on this story, read 'LOL is this you?' spam spreading via Facebook chat on CNET News.

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