Don’t click on ‘Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked!’ Facebook link

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Updated Many Facebook users are being hit by further clickjacking attacks today, taking advantage of the social network’s “Like” facility.

The latest lure is a link which claims to point to a website containing a naked photo of Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the American rock band Paramore.

Affected profiles can be identified by seeing that the Facebook user has apparently “liked” a link:

Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked!

The fact that 21-year-old Hayley Williams has recently been the subject of much internet interest after a topless photo of her was leaked online, is only likely to fuel interest in the naked pictures promised by these links. But take care, because all may not be what it seems.

Clicking on the links takes Facebook users to a third-party website which displays a message saying:

Click here to continue if you are 18 years of age or above

What the hackers have actually…

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.