'Leaked Video! Amy Winehouse on Crack hours before death' scam spreading on Facebook

'Leaked Video! Amy Winehouse on Crack hours before death' scam spreading on Facebook

Summary: Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating Facebook scam, enticing users into clicking on a bogus Amy Winehouse themed video link.

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Researchers from Sophos have spotted a currently circulating Facebook scam, enticing users into clicking on a bogus Amy Winehouse-themed video link.

Spamvertised as:

Amy Winehouse is dead!!Leaked Video!! Amy Winehouse On Crack hours before death. Amy Winehouse getting high on crack just hours before she died

Video leaked of amy winehouse's death!!! Warning: Graphical Content. Amy Winehouse OVERDOSE VIDEO LEAKED! - RIP AMY

The scammers are monetizing the campaign using paid surveys, earning a commission every time a user completes a survey.

Users are advised to be extra vigilant when interacting with link found on Facebook.

Topics: Security, Social Enterprise

Dancho Danchev

About Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • As if scams weren't horrid enough!

    To use the death of someone as a way to get your malware spread is truly disgusting!
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  • RE: 'Leaked Video! Amy Winehouse on Crack hours before death' scam spreading on Facebook

    Thanks for the heads up mate. Its sucks that even facebook has now fallen prey to to the spam business..

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