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

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

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

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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.

Topic: 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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  • In PT Barnum's day they were called fools....

    ...now it is "social engineering"!
    kd5auq
    • RE: 'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

      @kd5auq --HAHAHA!! I like that. So true. And I'm not a computor guy. I just get help here and try to stay out of trouble.
      isuzu803