'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

Summary:Researchers from Sophos are reporting on a currently circulating viral Facebook scam.

Researchers from Sophos are reporting on a currently circulating viral Facebook scam, 'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London (PHOTO TAKEN BY THE POLICE)".

Spamvertised as:

The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London (PHOTO TAKEN BY THE POLICE) SEE THE PICTURE WITHOUT BLURRING, SHARE THIS PAGE AND LIKE IT !!

Once the socially-engineered users -- event-based social engineering tactic -- click on the link, they're offered the option to like and share the picture in order to view it. In reality though, the scammers are monetizing the campaign by pushing the iLividSetupV1.exe executable which drops several toolbars on the infected machine, with the scammers earning revenue each and every time the toolbars get installed.

Topics: 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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