Beware the Justin Bieber erection Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

That’s possibly the most unlikely headline I’ve ever had to write in my computer security career, but never mind..

My guess is that regular readers of the Naked Security site might not be ardent fans of Justin Bieber – but chances are that some of you have young daughters or nieces who can’t get enough of the pint-sized pop hamster.

If that’s the case then they might be intrigued by a message that is spreading virally across the Facebook social network claiming to be footage of… and how can I put this delicately? I don’t think I can.. Justin Bieber with an erection.

Messages like the following are being seen:

WTF !! I just saw that Justin Bieber got erection in a public interview.lol

Probably not the type of message you would typically click on from your office computer, but maybe a young teenybopping music fan in your household would find the subject matter irresistible to investigate further.

And if they do click on the link they are…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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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