Distracting Beach Babes video attack hits Facebook users

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Updated Thousands of Facebook users are reporting that they have been hit by a malware attack posing as a video of young bikini-clad women on a beach.

The messages are posted on the walls of Facebook members, seemingly from their friends and associates on the site, with a thumbnail which appears to be an image of a young woman’s bottom in a bikini.

The messages read:

<name>, this is hilarious! lol :P :P :P Distracting Beach Babes [HQ] Length: 5:32

The “Distracting Beach Babes” scam appears to be the latest incarnation of the widespread “Sexiest Video Ever” assault we saw spreading on Facebook last weekend, installing adware onto victims’ computers which can make money for the hackers behind the attack.

Clicking on the “video” link takes you to a rogue Facebook application (a number of different application…

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.