Ex girlfriend Facebook scams use shocking imagery, but spread quickly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s turning into quite a bad weekend for Facebook with chain letters, phishing attacks and now the promise of hardcore videos being used to spread scams virally across the social network.

The following messages are currently appearing very rapidly. We’ve had to obscure the thumbnails as many people will find them disturbing.

Here’s what the messages typically say:

[Video] – This is what Happend to his Ex GirlFriend!
[LINK] Play Video! She could not walk properly for days!

and

Look what he did after her Ex girlfriend posted on his wall
[LINK] lol What true pain both are having at this moment.?

Of course, there are people out there who find…

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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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