125,000 people fooled by Tupac Shakur / Suge Knight Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Before I begin this article, here’s a quick summary of the key characters for those of you who have chosen not to show a keen interest in rap music and hip-hop:

* Tupac Shakur: Also known as “2Pac”, very popular rap music artist. Died, in September 1996, as a consequence of injuries sustained in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting. He was 25 years old. No-one has ever been convicted of his death.

* Suge Knight: Marion “Suge” Knight, the owner of Death Row Records, Tupac Shakur’s recording label. He was driving Tupac on the night of the shooting, and although he was hit himself in the cross-fire (he was shot in the back of the neck), survived his injuries.

* Klasik: Real name unknown. Maker of a number of fake news videos (including this one which purports to be a news report that OJ Simpson has committed suicide). He…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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