Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

Summary: Scammers are taking advantage of celebrities Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere to spread Mac malware.

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TOPICS: Malware, Security
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Facebook scammers love taking advantage of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Emma Watson. Their latest targets are Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere, with a dash of sex and Mac malware.

Just like with previous scams, they are leveraging Facebook with sensational headlines to target ignorant victims. This version says something along the lines of "one more stolen home porn video ;) Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere" or "Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!" or "Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere !!! Private Lesbian HOT Sex Tape stolen from home archive of Rihanna!" followed by a link. According to Sophos, the link unsurprisingly has nothing to do with either of the two celebrities, and will instead try to infect you with malware, at least if you're using an Apple Mac.

It's not clear at this point if scammers are also using the typical way to spread Facebook scams: get the user to share the link with their friends on the social network. As I've recommended before, if you see a scam like this one, report it. Then go check your own Wall to make sure you're not helping spreading the scam; the sooner you clean it up and unlike the page, the better. You can even contact Facebook Security if you'd like to.

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Topics: Malware, Security

Emil Protalinski

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he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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  • RE: Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

    I really hope this mac malware thing can change the issue of internet security from a constant yelling match about whose computer is better to a common problem of which all responsible users of the internet need to be aware. Think forest fire prevention. We need an online version of Smokey the Bear!
    nickswift498
    • RE: Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

      "Think forest fire prevention. We need an online version of Smokey the Bear!"

      That would be Tux the Penguin? :-P
      doh123
  • Dang...

    That would be a video I would not mind seeing one bit.
    ExploreMN
  • I don't own a Mac, so I should be fine.

    I run Windows 7, so I'm not worried about it. ;)
    Will Pharaoh
    • RE: Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

      @Will Pharaoh Me too! Luvin' it!!
      jatbains
  • Message has been deleted.

    SonofaSailor
    • RE: Scam warning: Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

      @SonofaSailor who and who?
      Mwendo
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